Overview - State Disability Insurance

EDD closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

State Disability Insurance offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Benefit payments may require an additional 1-2 days for processing. Visit the State Holidays page for more information.


California State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. The SDI program is state-mandated and funded through employee payroll deductions. SDI provides affordable, short-term benefits to eligible workers. Workers covered by SDI are covered by two benefits: Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL). To learn more about SDI, visit About the Program.

New Online Services

The Employment Development Department (EDD) implemented a new electronic claim filing system for SDI, called SDI Online. You can now process DI or PFL claims conveniently and securely online.

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