Paid Family Leave

About Paid Family Leave

In 2002, historic legislation was enacted to extend disability compensation to cover individuals who take time off of work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, or registered domestic partner, or to bond with a new child. Senate Bill 1661 established the Paid Family Leave insurance program, also known as Family Temporary Disability Insurance program, to be administered by the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. An estimated 13.1 million California workers who are covered by the SDI program have also been covered for Paid Family Leave insurance benefits as of July 1, 2004.

For California workers covered by SDI, Paid Family Leave (PFL) insurance provides up to six weeks of benefits for individuals who must take time off to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, or registered domestic partner, or to bond with a new child.

Information on Paid Family Leave

To learn more about Paid Family Leave, view the Paid Family Leave Fact Sheet or the State Disability Insurance Frequently Asked Questions.

State Disability Insurance (SDI) Online

The Employment Development Department (EDD) automated some key SDI services to better serve our customers. SDI Online provides customers with electronic and automated options that are simple to use and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SDI Online is convenient and secure. The new system reduces claim processing time, provides immediate electronic confirmation of forms submitted, decreases costs in paper and postage, and includes security safeguards to detect and manage fraud and abuse.

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