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Do I qualify for California unemployment insurance benefits or State Disability Income?

California’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Temp employees that have experienced a reduction in hours may be eligible for unemployment benefits and should visit the State EDD website for more information.

State Disability Insurance (SDI) 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. Most City employees contribute to SDI through deductions from their paychecks (noted as “SDI” on your paystub).   Please note that if you test positive for COVID-19 or are caring for a family member who tested positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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