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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.

Related Links

How to File a Disability Insurance (DI) Claim in SDI Online

Provides an overview of the California State Disability Insurance Programs. ... The fastest and easiest way to file a disability insurance claim is online through ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm

Types of Claims

Provides an overview of the California State Disability Insurance Programs. http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/Types_of_Claims.htm

How to File a Disability Insurance (DI) Claim by Mail

Provides contact information for the Paid Family Leave and Disability Insurance. ... To file a DI claim by mail, complete and submit a Claim for Disability ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_by_Mail.htm

State Disability Insurance

Provides an overview of the California State Disability Insurance Programs. ... To file for benefits, visit SDI Online. To provide feedback about the SDI information ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/

State Disability Insurance (SDI) Online

Disability Insurance Claimants. How to File a DI Claim in SDI Online · Manage Your Claim with SDI Online · Am I Eligible for DI? SDI Online Tutorials · SDI Online ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/SDI_Online.htm

Options to File for Disability Insurance (DI) Benefits

Provides an overview of the California State Disability Insurance Programs. http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/Options_to_File_for_DI_Benefits.htm

Disability - How to Apply for Disability Insurance Elective Coverage

How to Apply for Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC). To see if you qualify to elect DIEC, read the Information Sheet: Elective Coverage for Employers ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/Self-Employed_How_to_Apply_for_DI_Elective_Coverage.htm

File and Manage a Claim

The EDD manages the Unemployment Insurance (UI) and State Disability Insurance ... You can file a claim for all of these programs online, by phone, or by mail. http://www.edd.ca.gov/File_and_Manage_a_Claim.htm