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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Am I Eligible for Disability Insurance Benefits?

Workers who have a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy, may be eligible for Disability Insurance (DI) benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for DI benefits, you must:

Your employer will be notified that you have submitted a DI claim. However, your medical information is confidential and will not be shared with your employer.

An independent medical examination to determine your initial or continuing eligibility may be required.

Note: If you or a family member takes time off work to care for a seriously ill child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner, you/they may be eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits.

To file a claim, visit Benefit Programs Online, SDI Online, or Options to File for DI Benefits.