Employment Development Department (EDD)
The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state. For more than 70 years, we have connected millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State.
General Information: 800-300-5616
Hearing Impaired: 800-815-9387
File for Disability
The California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program provides short-term Disability Insurance (DI) benefits to eligible workers who need time off work. You may be eligible for DI if you are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury.
General Information: 800-480-3287
File for Paid Family Leave
California State provides Paid Family Leave (PFL) wage replacement benefits to eligible workers who need time off work. You may be eligible for DI if you are unable to work due to pregnancy or childbirth.
General Information: 877-238-4373
Frequently Asked Questions
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A Standard Base Period includes wages from a 12-month period of time consisting of the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters.
| If your claim begins in:
|| Your Standard Base Period is the prior 12 months,
ending the last day of:
The effective date of your UI claim is based on the date you file your claim online or the date you first contact the Employment Development Department (EDD). The effective date determines your base period, and as a result, your benefit amount. A base period is a 12-month period of earnings, divided into quarters. The base period is used to establish a claim and calculate an award. You may wish to review your wages during each quarter of the base period to determine the best time to file. You will not receive any benefits until you actually submit an application or call EDD to file a claim.
To establish a valid claim, you must have earned at least (1) $1300 in one quarter of your base period, or (2) at least $900 in your highest quarter and total base period earnings of 1.25 times your high quarter earnings.
EDD Office Locator. Governor. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Visit His Website. LWDA Secretary. David M. Lanier. View His Biography. EDD Director. Patrick W. Henning. http://www.edd.ca.gov/
The Employment Development Department automated some key services to provide customers with more online options. http://www.edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/Online_Services.htm
The EDD manages the Unemployment Insurance (UI) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) programs for the State of California. SDI includes both Disability ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/File_and_Manage_a_Claim.htm
Provides an overview of the California State Disability Insurance Programs. http://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/Disability_Insurance.htm
... are now required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports , and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department. http://www.edd.ca.gov/Employer_Services.htm
The Contact EDD page provides EDD contact information including online, by mail, and by phone. http://www.edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/Contact_EDD.htm
Receive Instant notifications and important messages from the EDD such as when weeks are available for certification or if your claim needs to be reopened. http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/UI_Online.htm
After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements in order for the EDD to pay you benefits. Use the ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/