California State Disability and Paid Family Leave Benefits Increase for 2018
Effective January 1, 2018 in accordance with Assembly Bill 908, California’s State Disability benefits as well as its Paid Family Leave benefits have been increased from the current benefit of
55% to one of the following:
70%: For individuals who earned less than one-third of the state’s average quarterly wage during the prior four quarters.
60%: For individuals who earned one-third or more of the state’s average quarterly wage during the prior four quarters.
AB 908 will also eliminate the 7-day waiting period for Paid Family Leave claims.
Note: the 7-day waiting period for disability claims will remain in force.
These increases that are effective January 1, 2018 will expire on January 1, 2022.