The fastest and easiest way to file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim is online through SDI Online.
View the following video for information on how to file your claim:
1. Gather Required Information
You must provide the following information to file a DI claim:
First and last name.Social Security number.California Driver License number.Most current employer’s business name, phone number, and mailing address (as stated on your W-2 or paystub).Last date you worked your regular duties and hours or date you began working at less than full duty or modified duty.
Provide the information below ONLY if it applies to you:
Any wages you received or expect to receive from your employer (sick leave, paid-time-off (PTO), vacation pay, annual leave, and wages earned after you stopped working).Any workers’ compensation claim information, if applicable.If you receive in-patient treatment at an alcoholic recovery home or drug-free facility, provide the name, address, and phone number of the home or facility.
Visit Benefit Programs Online (BPO) to complete a one-time registration.
From the BPO login page, select Register to create an account. (To change the language of all pages to Spanish, select En español on the BPO login page.) Accept the Terms and Conditions. Provide a personal email address that is current and is used only by you. Set up a password that is between 8 and 20 characters. The password is case sensitive and must contain at least:
One uppercase letterOne lowercase letterOne numberOne special character from this list: !@#$%^&*( )Create the Security Profile with security questions and answers and a personal image and caption. Once you submit your registration information, an email with a link will be sent to you. Select the unique link within 48 hours to complete your registration.
BPO registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
After you have registered for and logged in to BPO, select SDI Online which will direct you to the SDI Online Registration Options. An EDD Customer Account Number will be provided when you complete the registration process. A notification of registration will also be sent to you by email and US Postal Service. You will now use BPO to log in to SDI Online to file a claim.