Workers who contribute to the State Disability Insurance (SDI) fund are entitled to six weeks of partial pay each year while taking time off from work to: bond with a newborn baby, adopted or foster child; and care for a seriously ill parent, child, spouse or registered domestic partner.
Workers may receive up to 55% of their weekly wages up to a maximum weekly benefit amount. The benefit amount is determined by weekly wages in the base period. View this chart to learn more about the base period and your estimated weekly benefit amount.
Workers do not need to take all six weeks consecutively. PFL can be taken intermittently on an hourly, daily or weekly basis as needed. Before receiving benefits, workers must serve a 7-day non-payable waiting period.
The PFL program is administered by the California Employment Development Department (EDD), not your employer. To request an application or inquire about the status of an application, contact EDD directly. Applications may be submitted no earlier than 9 days before and no later than 49 days after the day you begin leave.