Paid Family Leave Community Partners

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is committed to helping Californians balance the demands of the workplace and family care needs at home. Paid Family Leave (PFL), a component of the State Disability Insurance program, was launched in 2004 to provide benefits to individuals who take time off work to:

  • Care for a seriously ill child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner.
  • Bond with a new child entering the family through birth, adoption, or foster care placement.
  • Participate in a qualifying event because of an eligible family member’s (spouse, registered domestic partner, parent, or child) military deployment to a foreign country.

As a community partner, we know the valuable role you play in your community assisting people with a variety of issues, often in a critical time of need. This webpage was developed specifically for easy access to PFL information and materials to help you address your needs.

PFL Forms and Publications

PFL forms are available for your organization to provide to your customers. Available forms include:

Additional publications include (view only):

Order Forms or Publications

Many forms and publications can be viewed, printed, and/or ordered online at no cost using the Online Forms and Publications page. Forms may also be ordered by calling the PFL toll-free number at 1-877-238-4373.

Request a Presentation

The Disability Insurance Branch Education and Outreach Unit is dedicated to providing information about Paid Family Leave in the form of presentations, pamphlets, brochures, and participation in outreach activities and events. If your organization is interested in learning more about our program, or if you would like a member of our team to provide a presentation to your staff or group, please contact us by email at

Contact the EDD

Your customers may contact PFL online, by mail, phone, or visiting an office to learn more about PFL benefits or to ask questions about their PFL claim.

Other Resources

PFL does not provide job protection. Individuals may qualify for the leave programs listed below that provide job protection and can be taken concurrently with PFL.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act is not taken concurrently with PFL, but may provide job protection during leave for pregnancy disability, childbirth, or a related medical condition. For more information, visit the Civil Rights Department Fair Employment and Housing Act – Pregnancy.