What Is CASDI?

CASDI, or California State Disability Insurance, is a short-term insurance program for California workers. Funded by state income tax, it provides weekly tax-free benefits for employees who are temporarily unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Collecting 60-70% of average quarterly gross income, eligible workers can claim up to one year of benefits. As of 2023, the employee contribution rate is 0.9%, with a maximum of $1,378.48 per year.

Who is Eligible for CASDI?

To be eligible for CASDI, workers must meet certain requirements, including applying through the State of California’s Employee Development Department online portal. Simplify your team’s compensation management with BambooHR Payroll, which includes tax deductions and direct deposit options.