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Welcome to Your Source for State Disability Insurance Certification page, dedicated to providing comprehensive State Disability Insurance (SDI) certification services. As a new patient seeking certification for your SDI claim, you have come to the right place. Dr. Zeravica and his experienced team are committed to offering professional certification services tailored to meet the requirements of the California SDI program.

Why Choose Dr. Robert Zeravica, DC for your State Disability Certification?

Expertise and Proficiency: With years of experience in assisting patients with State Disability certifications, Dr. Zeravica possesses extensive knowledge of the specific documentation and requirements necessary to support your claim effectively.

Thorough Evaluation:

Dr. Zeravica conducts meticulous evaluations to accurately assess your condition. Through a comprehensive review of your medical history and thorough examinations, he ensures that all relevant factors are considered to provide a certification that aligns with SDI standards.

Efficiency and Timeliness:

Recognizing the importance of timely processing, Dr. Zeravica's office strives for efficiency throughout the certification process. Our dedicated team works diligently to ensure that your certification is promptly completed, minimizing any potential delays in supporting your claim.

Professional and Compassionate Care:

Dr. Zeravica and his team prioritize professionalism while delivering compassionate care. They understand the challenges you face and are committed to addressing your concerns promptly and empathetically, ensuring a supportive experience throughout the certification process.

Take Action Now!

If you are a prospective patient seeking SDI certification from Dr. Robert Zeravica, DC, we invite you to take the next step. To schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (818) 276-5054 or go to the Contact Us section. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process, ensuring that you receive the required certification with efficiency and professionalism.

Initiate the process for a successful State Disability Insurance claim today.

Rely on Dr. Robert Zeravica, DC, for expert certification services backed by his proficiency, experience, and commitment to professional care. Contact us now!

Eligibility for Disability Insurance (DI)

DI benefits can be paid only after your employees meet all of the following requirements:

• The individual must be unable to do their regular or customary work for at least eight consecutive days.
• The individual must be employed or actively looking for work at the time they become disabled.
• The individual must have lost wages because of their disability or, if unemployed, have been actively looking for work.
• The individual must have earned at least $300 from which State Disability Insurance (SDI) deductions were withheld during a previous period. The individual must be under the care and treatment of a licensed physician/practitioner or accredited religious practitioner during the first eight days of their disability. (The beginning date of a claim can be adjusted to meet this requirement.)

• The individual must remain under care and treatment to continue receiving benefits.
•The individual must complete and submit a claim form within 49 days of the date they became disabled or may lose benefits.
•The individual’s physician/practitioner must complete the medical certification of their disability. A nurse practitioner may certify to a disability within his/her scope of practice however, he/she must perform a physical examination and collaborate with a physician or surgeon. A licensed midwife, nurse-midwife, or nurse practitioner may complete the medical certification for disabilities related to normal pregnancy or childbirth. (If the individual is under the care of a religious practitioner, request a “Practitioner’s Certificate,” DE 2502, from an SDI office. Certification by a religious practitioner is acceptable only if the practitioner has been accredited by Employment Development Department.

Ineligibility - DI

Your employee may apply for benefits even if they are not sure they are eligible. If they are found to be ineligible for all or part of a period claimed, they will be notified of the ineligible period and the reason. Your employee may not be eligible for DI benefits if they:

• Are claiming or receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) or Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits.
• Became disabled while committing a crime resulting in a felony conviction.
• Are in jail, prison, recovery home, or any other place because they were convicted of a crime.
• Are receiving workers’ compensation benefits at a weekly rate equal to or greater than the DI rate.
• Fail to have an independent medical examination when requested to do so.

Eligibility for PFL

Employees covered by SDI are also covered for PFL. If a Voluntary Plan insurer provides your company’s disability insurance coverage, then it must also provide PFL coverage.

An employee may submit a claim for PFL insurance benefits for the following reasons:

• To care for a seriously ill child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner.
• To bond with the employee’s new minor child or the new minor child of the employee’s spouse or registered domestic partner.
• To bond with a minor child in connection with the adoption or foster care placement of the child with the employee or the employee’s spouse or registered domestic partner.

Citizenship and immigration status do not affect eligibility.

A serious health condition means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition of a patient that involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility. This includes any period of incapacity (e.g., inability to work, attend school, or perform other regular daily activities) or any subsequent treatment in connection with such inpatient care; or continuing treatment by a physician/practitioner unless complications arise. Cosmetic treatments, the common cold, influenza, earaches, upset stomach, minor ulcers, and headaches other than migraine are examples of conditions that do not meet the definition of a serious health condition for purposes of PFL benefits.

Employers with employees working in San Francisco: You may be required to supplement employee wages under the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave for Bonding with New Child Ordinance. For more information view the Paid Parental Leave Ordinance.


Ineligibility - PFL

Your employee may not be eligible for PFL benefits if they:

Receive DI, UI, or workers’ compensation.
Are not working or looking for work at the time they begin their family care leave.
Are not suffering a loss of wages.
Are in custody due to conviction of a crime.
Cannot provide certification by the treating physician/practitioner that they are needed for care.

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