CA Short-term Disability (SDI) during maternity

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My wife is on H4 EAD and is currently working. She is eligible for claiming SDI during maternity, 4 weeks before the due date and 8 weeks after the due date. As far as I understand, the SDI money is money paid by her (deducted from her paycheck, as CA DI every paycheck). Would claiming the Short-term disability for 12 weeks as stated considered a public charge? Would we have any issues filing for GC in the future?

The public charge ruling that went into effect in 2020 is now ruled back, on Mar 2021, so the 1999 public charge rule is in effect. But that rule still states that any kind of income assistance is considered a public charge. It feels like SDI is still income assistance. Should we avoid claiming it to be safe?

Thanks for the advice!

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