Paid Family Leave (PFL) is for bonding or caring for other family members. However, if you need to take time off for your own serious health condition, and you pay into California State Disability Insurance (CA SDI), you would be covered by State Disability Insurance for up to 52 weeks with a doctor’s certification. State Disability Insurance pays the same rate as Paid Family Leave and is also administered by the Employment Development Department. For more information or to file a claim, visit SDI online. Remember, State Disability Insurance does not protect your job, so it is important to learn whether the California Family Rights Act will keep your job safe while you are unable to work.