Summary of Statutory Disability & Paid Family Leave Plans

Statutory Disability & Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits are required to be provided by employers or the State to employees working in the below states. Disability benefits provide short term wage replacement to employees to recover from their own medical condition. PFL is paid time away from work to bond with a new child, take care of a sick family member, or have a qualifying military exigency.

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CALIFORNIA

Disability Insurance Branch
Employment Development Department
(916) 653-0707
SDI (800) 480-3287
PFL (877) 238-4373
http://www.edd.ca.gov

State Disability Insurance (SDI)
Includes Paid Family Leave (PFL) Benefits
ADMINISTRATION
COVERAGE ALLOWED
Employees who earn more than 1/3 of the state’s average weekly wage (SAWW), 60% of the employee’s quarterly base wages

Employees who earn 1/3 or less than the (SAWW), 70% of the employee’s quarterly base wages

Maximum weekly benefit in 2021 is $1,357
BENEFITS
PERCENTAGE
& MAXIMUMS
Employees who earn more than 1/3 of the state’s average weekly wage (SAWW), 60% of the employee’s quarterly base wages

Employees who earn 1/3 or less than the (SAWW), 70% of the employee’s quarterly base wages
Maximum weekly benefit in 2021 is $1,357
BENEFITS
TYPES & DURATION
Disability
Maximum disability benefit is 52 weeks
(52x weekly benefit rate)
Paid Family Leave
(Bonding, Family Care, Military Exigency)
Maximum benefit is 8 weeks in any 12-month
(8x weekly benefit rate)
ELIGIBILITYEmployee must have earned at least $300 from which SDI deductions were withheld during the Base Period.

The Base Period is 5 to 18 months prior to the date the disability or PFL began.

“For example, a disability beginning on Feb 1 – the Base Period is the 12 months ending on the last September 30th.”
WAITING PERIODDisability
Seven (7) day waiting period
Paid Family Leave
None- eligible day one (1)
COSTEmployer
Employer has the option of paying the entire cost or sharing it with the employee
Employee
1.2% of the first $128,298 in annual earnings with maximum annual cost of $1539.58

* Program provisions currently under development

Upcoming Statutory State Program:

Oregon*
• Employee Deductions begin January 1, 2022
• Benefits begin January 1, 2023 *HB 3398 pending to delay implementation requirements for PFML program one year

Colorado
• Employee Deductions begin January 1, 2023
• Benefits begin January 1, 2024

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