Temporary Disability Insurance provides up to twenty-six weeks partial wages to recover from a non-work related illness or injury, pregnancy or child birth.*
What are partial wages?
The program will pay workers two-thirds (2/3) of their weekly wages, up to a maximum of $633.**
Who can receive benefits?
Most New Jersey workers currently pay into the program and are eligible to receive benefits when they have a qualifying event such as the birth of a child or an illness or accident which impairs their ability to work.
In order to qualify, a worker mst have had at least 20 calendar weeks of employment in New Jersey and earned at least $168 per week, or $8,400 a year. **
When do I file a claim?
When filing a Temporary Disability Insurance claim, the claim must be filed within 90 days of the start of your disability (when you are unable to work).
How do I get more information or apply for benefits?
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