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Employment Development Department (EDD)

The California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program provides short-term Disability Insurance (DI) benefits to eligible workers who need time off work. You may be eligible for DI if you are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury.

General Information: 800-480-3287

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Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on your situation. To qualify for DI benefits, you must be actively connected to the labor market, either working or looking for work at the time your disability begins. The Employment Development Department (EDD) encourages you to file a claim for benefits, even if you are unsure of your labor market status.
Yes, if both employers deducted the State Disability Insurance (SDI) contribution from your paycheck. To ensure that we have correct information regarding both jobs, you need to tell the EDD about them on your application form. You do this by listing the name, address, telephone number, and last day you worked for each employer.
Workers who suffer a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury, pregnancy, or childbirth, may be eligible for DI benefits. For more information, visit Disability Insurance Eligibility.

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