California State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial wage-replacement program for California workers, encompassing both the Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit programs. DI and PFL are state-mandated and funded through employee payroll deductions.
California Disability Insurance (DI) provides partial wage replacement benefits to eligible California workers who are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Employees must fulfill a 7-day waiting period before payments begin.
Paid Family Leave
California Paid Family Leave (PFL) provides up to 8 weeks of partial pay to eligible California employees who need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill family member (child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner) or need time to bond with a new child entering their life either by birth, adoption, or foster care placement.
If an employer has an employee working in San Francisco who utilizes PFL for the purpose of bonding with a new child, the employer may have additional payment responsibilities under the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance.
Filing a Claim
In California, claims for paid family leave (PFL) and disability insurance (DI) should be filed directly with the state’s Employee Development Department (EDD), and employees of Justworks customers should use the following details for their employer of record information:
Justworks Employment Group LLC
P.O. Box 7119
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10008-7119
Requests for employer information will come directly to Justworks and we will reach out to the customer for details when necessary. Employees can also file a claim online here.
Employees and employers can find out more about calculating benefit payment amounts for disability insurance here and for paid family leave here. This chart indicates final payment amounts for both benefits, which currently pay up to a maximum of $1,540 per week.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.