Form 1099G FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Form 1099G related to benefit payments you received as reportable, taxable income.

Form 1099G reports the total taxable income we issue you in a calendar year. This income is reported to the IRS. As taxable income, these payments must be reported on your federal tax return, but they are exempt from California state income tax.

Total taxable benefits include:

Note: Benefits are taxed based on the date the payment was issued.

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You will receive a Form 1099G by mail for the most recent tax year during the last week of January.

If you received Unemployment Insurance benefits, became disabled, and began receiving Disability Insurance benefits, you can also access your Form 1099G information in your UI OnlineSM account. If an adjustment was made to your Form 1099G, it will not be available online. Call 1-866-401-2849, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), except on state holidays.

If you have a Paid Family Leave claim or you are unable to access your information online, you can request a copy of your Form 1099G by calling the EDD’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 1-866-333-4606. The IVR system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A copy of your Form 1099G will be mailed to you.

In most cases, Disability Insurance (DI) benefits are not taxable. But, if you are receiving unemployment, but then become ill or injured and begin receiving DI benefits, the DI benefits are considered to be a substitute for unemployment benefits, which are taxable.

If your DI benefits are taxable, you will receive a notice with your first benefit payment. You will receive a Form 1099G for your federal return only. The DI benefits are reported to the IRS up to your unemployment maximum benefit amount.

If you do not work because of a disability and receive DI benefits, those benefits are not taxable.

Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits are considered a type of unemployment compensation and are taxable. Your PFL benefits are taxable and reportable on your federal return only.

Yes. However, if you move, you must be sure we receive your new address by December 15. You will receive a Form 1099G by mail or you can access your Form 1099G information in your UI Online account.

You can update your residence and mailing addresses using SDI Online for both Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave claims if you have an existing online account.

If you did not report your new address by December 15 and you did not receive your Form 1099G, you can request a duplicate Form 1099G using the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) at 1-866-333-4606. This option is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A copy of your Form 1099G will be mailed to you.

To speak with a representative, call 1-866-401-2849, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), except on state holidays.

If you received unemployment benefits, became disabled, and began receiving Disability Insurance (DI) benefits, your UI Online account will be updated with this information by January 31.

Form 1099G tax information is available for up to five years through UI Online.

Note: If an adjustment was made to your Form 1099G, it will not be available online.

If you have a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim or you are unable to access your information online, you can request a copy of your Form 1099G by calling the our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 1-866-333-4606. A copy of your Form 1099G will be mailed to you.

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If you received Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, became disabled, and began receiving Disability Insurance (DI) benefits, you can confirm the amount on your Form 1099G by viewing your Payment History in UI Online.

If you still don’t agree with the amount, call 1-866-401-2849 to speak to a representative, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific time), except on state holidays.

If you have a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim, call us at 1-866-401-2849 to get your Form 1099G information.

If your question about the amount listed on your Form 1099G cannot be answered during the call, we will look into this further, and a written response will be mailed to you. Be sure to provide your current address and telephone number when you speak with one of our representatives.

For more DI or PFL questions, call:

  • DI: 1-800-480-3287
  • PFL: 1-877-238-4373

Last Revised: 08/01/2021

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