The California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program is state mandated and funded through employee payroll deductions. SDI provides two, short term benefits to eligible workers: Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL).
State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial wage replacement insurance plan for eligible California workers who have a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program was established as a component of the existing State Disability Insurance. SDI and PFL only provide monetary benefits; however, a job may be protected through other laws, such as the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).