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Employees Covered by SEIU and LIUNA Memorandums of Understanding now included in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) Program
IMPORTANT NOTE: This message is for regular employees covered by the SEIU and LIUNA Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) ONLY. This information does not apply to employees covered by the Management Resolution, Ordinance 440, or other Memorandums of Understanding not listed.
Beginning October 1, 2021, employees covered by the SEIU and LIUNA Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) should begin to file claims for State Disability Insurance (SDI) for Disability Insurance (DI) or Paid Family Leave (PFL), through the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) following the claim processes defined by the EDD. Visit the EDD website at https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/DI_Claim_Process.htm for instructions.
Once your completed claim application is received by the EDD, they will determine your eligibility. This process may take up to 14 days. If your claim is incomplete or requires additional information, confirming eligibility may be delayed. During this time, you will receive a Notice of Computation (DE429D) to inform you of your potential weekly benefit amount.
Once your claim has been processed you will receive a notice indicting you are either:
1) Eligible for Benefits: If you are eligible for benefits, you will be sent an Electronic Benefit Payment Notification (Notice DE2500E). You will serve an unpaid 7-day waiting period and the first payable day will be the eighth (8th) day of the claim.
If you will be using any of your accrued leave balances to supplement your SDI benefits, you must provide a copy of the DE2500E to your Department Payroll Coordinator and work with them to ensure that you do not create a benefit overpayment.
Whenever you are using accrued leave balances and receiving SDI (DI or PFL) benefits, the use of leave balances must be integrated with the SDI benefit to provide a combined income equivalent not to exceed 100% of the regular gross income.
When you receive a combined income more than 100% of your regular gross income, you have a benefit overpayment which must be corrected or the EDD will initiate collection of the overpayment from you.
2) Not Eligible for Benefits: If you are not eligible, the EDD will send you a Notice of Determination (Notice DE2517). If you were hired before April 1, 2021 you may be eligible for a claim under the County of Riverside Short-term Disability (SDI) plan administered by Sedgwick. You must provide a copy of the DE2517 notice when you file a claim with Sedgwick.
The primary point of contact for employee questions concerning State Disability Insurance (DI and PFL) claims is the Economic Development Agency at https://edd.ca.gov/. Contact a DI representative at (800) 480-3287, or a PFL representative call (877)238-4373.
For questions regarding leave accrual use in conjunction with SDI benefits and the use of leave accruals in general contact your Department Payroll Coordinator. Questions about coordinating benefits between SDI and Long-term Disability (LTD) for SEIU Supervisory employees can be directed to the Human Resources Benefits Division at STD@rivco.org or (951) 955-4981 Option 1.
Link: EDD Disability Insurance Provisions brochure