A branch of the state Employment Development Department that pays temporary disability benefits for non-industrial injuries or illnesses.
Short-term disability insurance that is required for employees in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico.
(SDI): A partial wage-replacement insurance plan paid out to California workers by the state Employment Development Department (EDD). SDI provides short-term benefits to eligible workers who suffer a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a non work-related illness or injury, or a medically disabling condition from pregnancy or childbirth. Workers with job injuries may apply for SDI when workers' compensation payments are delayed or denied. Call 1-800-480-3287 for more information on SDI.