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Yes, you can still collect SDI if you leave due to health problems. Whether or not you voluntarily quit your position has nothing to do with your right to disability benefits. SDI eligiblity is determined by the following criteria:
- You must be unable to do your regular or customary work for at least eight consecutive days.
-You must be employed or actively looking for work at the time you become disabled.
- You must have lost wages because of your disability or, if unemployed, have been actively looking for work.
-You must have earned at least $300 from which State Disability Insurance (SDI) deductions were withheld during a previous period.
- You must be under the care and treatment of a licensed doctor or accredited religious practitioner during the first eight days of your disability. (The beginning date of a claim can be adjusted to meet this requirement.) You must remain under care and treatment to continue receiving benefits.
- You must complete and mail a claim form within 49 days of the date you became disabled or you may lose benefits.
- Your doctor must complete the medical certification of your disability.http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/DI_Eligibility.htmAssuming you satisfy these criteria, the fact you quit your job is irrelevant.
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