Physicians must re-register to certify disability and family leave claims online

November 21, 2017

Last month, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) launched a new online portal, Benefit Programs Online. This new portal provides a single login to access all of EDD’s online benefit services, including the State Disability Insurance (SDI) Online system that allows physicians to view and certify patient disability claims.

Physicians should be aware that to continue using SDI Online, they must register for the new Benefit Programs Online portal. If you currently have an SDI Online account, choose “Use Existing Account” for a shortened re-registration process, which transfers your account information to the new system. If you do not re-register by December 14, 2017, you must complete the entire registration process to access SDI Online.

Once registered, you can continue using SDI Online in the same way to:

  • View patients’ initial claims for benefits.
  • Submit Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave claim certification.
  • View claim certification history.

For more information about Benefit Programs Online or SDI Online, visit the EDD website.


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