What is SDI?
State Disability Insurance (SDI) is an income replacement program administered by the State of California through the Employment Development Department. Employees contribute to SDI through payroll taxes. Not all County employees participate in this program; please check your MOU or Management Resolution to see if you are eligible to participate in this program.
Eligible employees can apply for SDI if their medical provider has deemed them disabled. The Employment Development Department will make all determinations on eligibility as well as benefits granted. For more information of how benefits are determined please contact EDD directly at 1-800-480-3287 or visit their website at www.edd.ca.gov.
SDI/PFL Fact Sheet (PDF)
More information on EDD is provided in the following links.
Notice to Employees (PDF)
Disability Insurance Benefit Amounts
Disability Insurance Provisions (PDF)
Paid Family Leave (PDF)
State Disability and Paid Family Leave Contact Information (PDF)
According to EDD, if your doctor certifies you must limit your hours of work or modify your work duties due to your pregnancy disability you may be eligible for partial or full disability benefits. The usual disability period for a "NORMAL" pregnancy is up to four weeks before the expected delivery date and up to six weeks after the actual delivery. However, your doctor may certify to a longer period if the delivery is by Cesarean section, if there are medical complications, or if you are unable to perform your regular or customary job duties.
For additional information, please contact EDD directly at 1-800-480-3287 or visit the EDD website.
Paid Family Leave (PFL)
The Paid Family Leave program provides employees partial wage replacement when taking time off work to care for parents, children, spouses and registered domestic partners or to bond with a new minor child. All employees who participate in the SDI program are also eligible for PFL. For additional information, please contact EDD directly at 1-800-480-3287 or visit the EDD website.