Options to File for Paid Family Leave (PFL) Benefits

PFL provides benefits to eligible workers who lose wages when they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member, bond with a new child, or participate in a qualifying event because of a family member’s military deployment to a foreign country.

For information on how to file a specific claim (such as pregnancy, part-time work, etc), visit Types of Claims.

File Online SDI Online (Recommended)

Use SDI Online to apply for benefits online instead of submitting the paper form by mail. SDI Online is available 24 hours a day, easy to use, and secure.

Advantages of SDI Online

  • Reduces claim processing time.
  • Decreases costs in paper and postage.
  • Includes security safeguards.
  • Online access available 24 hours a day.

Learn how to file a PFL claim through SDI Online.

For more information, visit the SDI Online page.

File by Mail

To file a PFL claim by mail, you must complete and submit a Claim for Paid Family Leave (PFL) Benefits (DE 2501F) form. 

For information on how to obtain this form and how to submit this claim by mail, visit File a Paid Family Leave Claim by Mail.

Last Revised: 02/16/2022