SDI pays some of your wages if you can’t work. CA law requires the coverage and is funded through your payroll deductions. SDI provides affordable, 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, (otherwise check out Worker’s Compensation) or a medically disabling condition from pregnancy or childbirth.
Or to say it another way, Disability Insurance (DI) provides short-term benefits to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
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I don’t find anything to support one getting SDI to be able to get the additional $600/week PUA Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – FAQ’s uc.pa.gov/FPUC-FAQs see the footnotes in our research below for more detail. We are not authorized to approve or deny claims from any Insurance Company, State or Federal Authority.
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 provides for a temporary emergency increase in unemployment compensation (UC) benefits, referred to as the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program.
This program provides an eligible individual with $600 per week on top of the weekly benefit amount he or she receives from certain other UC programs. An individual must first be eligible for UC benefits to qualify for the additional $600 per week in benefits.
Individuals don’t need to do anything extra to receive the $600. Continue to file biweekly claims – benefits will be automatically updated. uc.pa.gov/FPUC-FAQs
the DOL made clear for the first time that only if an individual is eligible to actually receive at least a nominal amount of regular UC unemployment compensation benefits for a given workweek will the individual also be eligible to receive the $600 payment:
ii. If the individual is eligible to receive at least one dollar ($1) of underlying benefits for the claimed week, the claimant will receive the full $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation FPUC. Guidance 4.4.2020 15-20 * Littler.com
The Program Letter reiterated that individuals are only entitled to benefits, including the weekly $600 payment, if they are “no longer working through no fault of their own” and if they are “able and available to work.” employment law letter
The PUA benefits are payable if you don’t qualify for regular UI benefits in California or another state and also do not qualify for State Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave benefits. This includes:
Independent contractors edd.ca.gov
S DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/workers.htm
SDI appears to pay much more than unemployment!
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit calculator will provide you with an estimate of your weekly UI benefit amount, which can range from $40 to $450 per week. borowitzclark.com/california-unemployment/ https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/UI-Calculator.htm
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