7100 Employment Development Department
Program Descriptions


The Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Disability Insurance (DI) benefit payment programs provide monetary relief to alleviate hardships on California workers who undergo periods of unemployment and to help stabilize the economy. The UI program provides short-term income replacement for individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The DI program minimizes the financial hardships by providing benefits and services to eligible persons with disabilities. The Paid Family Leave program provides benefits to individuals who take time off from work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, parent-in-law or to bond with a new minor child.

The EDD collects over one third of California's General Fund revenues and is one of the largest tax collection agencies in the nation. The EDD works with employers to collect California's employment taxes and data to support the employment security, child support, and personal income tax programs.