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).
DISABILITY INSURANCE/STATE DISABILITY/EDD
- PREGNANCY RELATED CLAIMS: The state allows you to take off work 4 weeks prior to your due date, and will pay you 6 weeks post-partum for vaginal delivery and 8 weeks for C-section delivery.
GYNECOLOGY RELATED CLAIMS: Depending on the procedure that was performed, the physician will notify you with the anticipated time of medical leave prior to your surgery.
FILE A DISABILITY INSURANCE (DI) CLAIM ONLINE. THE STATE IS NOW RECOMMENDING THAT ALL CLAIMS BE PROCESSED ONLINE SDI Online provides customers with electronic and automated options that are simple to use and secure. The new system reduces claim processing time and provides immediate electronic confirmation of forms submitted. To initiate your claim for disability a one-time registration is required. To register please visit: www.edd.ca.gov/disability/SDI_Online.htm
*Once you have completed your DI form online, please provide us with your RECEIPT NUMBER, 1st day of disability, and last name used to file your claim.
EDD will not allow you to submit your online claim any earlier than the first day of your disability. To check the status of your claim you can log into your EDD online account or call the EDD office directly at (800) 480-3287
PAID FAMILY LEAVE/BABY BONDING
File a paid family leave (PFL)/Baby Bonding claim online.
*Our office does not need to fill out any portion of your FMLA/Baby Bonding Claim. Baby bonding must be filed AFTER your disability ends
SHORT TERM DISABILITY
Short Term Disability and FMLA Forms will be handled as requested by patient. Please make sure you complete and sign employee portion BEFORE submitting your forms to us. In order to process your forms in a timely manner, please include the following information on your cover letter:
- First and Last name
- First day of your Disability or Leave
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Fax number (if you would like forms faxed directly to employer)
TURNAROUND TIME: Completion of all forms takes 7-10 business days. We advise to submit your forms in advance to ensure that they are completed in a timely manner. Forms can be submitted via fax to (949) 770-3422 Attn: Disability Dept.
FEES: There is $15.00 processing fee for each form that has been completed; this is collected at the time your forms are submitted
- EDD (Online version is complementary)
- Work forms/Independent Insurance Company