CHAPTER SIX: BENEFITS 6.9

E. State Disability Insurance Benefits

California State Disability Insurance (SDI) benefits are based upon earnings and begin on the eighth day of disability for a non-work-related injury or illness. This benefit is state-mandated and paid by employees through payroll taxes. SDI assists eligible employees in paying medical expenses and/or covers a portion of lost earnings. Employees must apply directly to the state for this benefit.

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