File and Manage a Claim
The Employment Development Department (EDD) manages the Unemployment Insurance (UI) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) programs for the State of California. SDI includes both Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL). You can file a claim for all of these programs online, by phone, or by mail.
In addition to the information below, it is important for claimants and employers to understand their roles and responsibilities in ensuring that information is reported accurately and the correct benefits are paid. Committing fraud has serious outcomes. Learn more on Fraud and Penalties: What You Need to Know or review our Recent Fraud Convictions.