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.

Benefit Amounts

The weekly benefit amounts are the same for DI and PFL claims. For calendar year 2019, the DIEC minimum weekly benefit amount is $50 and the maximum weekly benefit amount is $1,252.

View the range of SDI Weekly Benefit Amounts.

For more information on how to become a DIEC participant, see “How to Apply”.