Workers who suffer a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a nonwork-related illness or injury, pregnancy or childbirth, may be eligible for DI benefits. PFL was established for workers who suffer a loss of wages when they need to take time off from work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent or registered domestic partner, or to bond with a new child.
California State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. The SDI program is state-mandated and funded through employee payroll deductions. SDI provides affordable, short-term benefits to eligible workers. Workers covered by SDI are covered by two benefits: Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL).
Individuals must meet the following requirements: