State Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave
California State Disability Insurance provides short-term benefits to eligible California workers who suffer a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. The SDI program is state-mandated and funded through employee payroll deductions. Workers covered by SDI are covered by two benefits: Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL).
To learn more about SDI and PFL please visit http://www.edd.ca.gov/
Length of SDI Benefits that You Can Claim During Pregnancy
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, our doctors may certify 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.
Visit the EDD FAQ site for pregnancy (http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/FAQ_DI_Pregnancy.htm)
How the claiming process works:
- Register for SDI online and CREATE AN ACCOUNT
- Fill out all necessary information
- Chose the option to FILE A NEW CLAIM
- Once you have filed a new claim you will receive a receipt
- Call our office or email us your receipt number. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 562 634 8812.
After we have received your claim receipt we will be able to see it online. We will review all information related to your medical condition and dates. We then fill out the physician’s portion of it and submit it to EDD. Please allow our office 72 hours to process your request. You will be informed once we have completed our part of the claim.
A processing fee of $25 will be collected for this service.