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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

State Disability Insurance

Information for Those Impacted by Wildfires

The Governor has issued a state of emergency proclamation for three California Counties due to the effects of wildfires. For more information about EDD assistance for those impacted by these disasters including Unemployment Insurance benefits, Disability Insurance benefits, Paid Family Leave benefits, and a payroll tax extension for employers, visit EDD’s Disaster Related Services.

Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave Benefits

The California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program provides short-term Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) wage replacement 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, pregnancy, or childbirth. You may be eligible for PFL to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. To file for benefits, visit SDI Online.

To provide feedback about the SDI information available on the EDD website, take our SDI Survey.