Self-Employed Benefit Amounts
Consider the Benefits
Individuals that are covered by the Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC) program may be eligible for Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits.
- Protection against loss of income due to injury, pregnancy, or illness- whether or not it is work-related. However, if your illness or injury is work related and you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, your workers’ compensation benefits will supersede your DI and PFL benefits.
- Up to 39 weeks of benefits for your own disability.
- Automatic coverage in PFL, which provides up to six weeks of benefits in a 12-month period to care for a seriously ill child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner, or to bond with a new child.
The weekly benefit amounts are the same for DI and PFL claims. For calendar year 2018, the DIEC minimum weekly benefit amount is $50 and the maximum weekly benefit amount is $1,216.
View the range of SDI Weekly Benefit Amounts.For more information on how to become a DIEC participant, see “How to Apply”.