Your Paid Family Leave and State Disability Insurance benefits are determined by your earnings in the base period. The base period is the 12-month period ranging from approximately 5 to 18 months prior to the beginning of your Paid Family Leave or State Disability Insurance claim. The wages included in the base period must have been subject to the California State Disability Insurance (CA SDI) tax. You must have at least $300 in wages in the base period to qualify for Paid Family Leave of State Disability Insurance. Your weekly pay will be 60% or 70% of your wages as determined by the highest quarter of earnings in your base period. View a chart of weekly pay based on earnings in your base period. Most applicants will receive only 60% of their normal wages.