Service Name: CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT - STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE
Organization Name: CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
- Description: Provides short-term wage replacement benefits to eligible California workers who are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Disability is an illness or injury, either physical or mental, which prevents you from performing your regular and customary work. Disability also includes elective surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions.
DI does not provide job protection, only monetary benefits; however, your job may be protected through other federal or state laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
- Website: https://www.edd.ca.gov/disability
- Phone(s): (800) 229-6297, (800) 480-3287, (800) 563-2441, (866) 658-8846, 711
- Hours: Office: Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm
- Eligibility: Workers who have a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
In order to be eligible for DI benefits, you must:
. Be unable to do your regular or customary work for at least eight days
. Be employed or actively looking for work at the time your disability begins
. Have lost wages because of your disability
. Have earned at least $300 from which State Disability Insurance (SDI) deductions were withheld during your base period. For additional information visit, Calculating Benefit Payment Amounts
. Be under the care and treatment of a licensed physician/practitioner or accredited religious practitioner within the first eight days of your disability. The date your claim begins can be adjusted if it does not meet this requirement. You must remain under care and treatment to continue receiving benefits
. Complete and submit your claim form (DE 2501) no earlier than nine days after your first day of disability begins but no later than 49 days after your disability begins or you may lose benefits
. Have your physician/practitioner complete the medical certification portion of your disability claim.
o A nurse practitioner may certify to a disability within his/her scope of practice; however, he/she must perform a physical examination and collaborate with a physician or surgeon.
o A licensed midwife, nurse-midwife, or nurse practitioner may complete the medical certification for disabilities related to normal pregnancy or childbirth.
o If you are under the care of a religious practitioner, request a Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits-Religious Practitioner's Certificate (DE 2502), from an SDI office. Certification by a religious practitioner is acceptable only if the practitioner has been accredited by the Employment Development Department.
- Requirements: Call for more information.
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