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New Jersey Short-Term Disability

Short-term disability is typically a physical problem that prevents an employee from doing his or her job for some time. New Jersey is among the five states in the country that provide short-term disability insurance benefits to workers who become ill or injured while off work.

What Are Short-Term Disability Benefits?

Short-term disability pays out if you're unable to work because of an injury or illness. Long-term disability pays out when you're disabled after working for a certain amount of time. Short-term disability insurance pays a percentage of your weekly salary for a limited amount of time if you are unable to work due to a disability. After an initial waiting period, you may be eligible for benefits.

Short-term disability insurance is an employee benefit that most employers provide. Most employers require that their employees take all of their sick leave or paid time off before applying. Some employers also require that their employees use up all of their vacation days before applying.

Short-term disability benefits are paid out to people who suffer from injuries or illnesses that occurred while working. These benefits are usually only available after you've worked for a certain period of time, and if you're employed full-time. You'll need proof of an injury or illness that was caused by something other than work, such as a car accident. New Jersey mandates that employers must provide short-term disability benefits to employees. 

Employees can receive temporary disability benefits if they pay into the system and meet minimum earnings requirements. Weekly benefits are based on an employee's average weekly wage. After July 1, 2020, the weekly benefit amount will increase to 85% of an employee's average weekly wages.

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How Long Can You Receive Short-Term Disability Benefits?

Short-term disability insurance provides coverage for people who become disabled due to an illness or injury. Benefits are paid out for up to six months. Most policies cover three to six months of benefits.

If you return to work before your benefit expires, your benefits will end. If your disability continues, you may apply for long-term disability benefits. Long-term disability benefits may last up to two years, but they may also continue until you reach retirement age. There is a specific limit on how many weeks you can collect for each period of disability. You may get as much as 26 times the weekly benefit rate or one-third of the average wage per week in New Jersey.

Find A Short-Term Disability Lawyer in New Jersey

Are you looking for short-term disability benefits in NJ? Contact us today for help submitting your claim, or filing an appeal. We have experienced disability benefits lawyers who help people in communities all throughout New Jersey. 

Long and Short Term Disability Appeals ERISA Claims

New Jersey Long and Short Term Disabilities Appeal Attorneys. Claims relating to the denials of benefits for long and/or short-term disabilities as well as other employee benefit claims are governed by a federal law known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Before any claim can be filed, certain administrative and procedural steps must be taken.

This law protects employees who have been discriminated against because of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status. Employees may be protected by this law if they are denied certain vested benefits such as severance pay or pension benefit or if they believe they have not received what they deserve. Contact The Disability Guys Michael Kalmus Attorney At Law for help with these issues.

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