Temporary Disability Insurance Program

New Jersey

~~“Most workers whose employment is covered by the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law are also protected by a mandatory disability insurance system. Coverage is also extended to employees of the state of New Jersey; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. County and municipal governments as well as other governmental entities may elect coverage for their employees. New Jersey is one of only five states that provide compulsory temporary disability insurance for workers. Cash benefits are payable when you cannot work because of sickness or injury not caused by your job. If you became disabled within 14 days of your last day of work in covered New Jersey employment, you may be covered for disability insurance under the State Plan or an approved Private Plan. Inquiries concerning your coverage may be directed to your employer. If you became disabled more than 14 days after your last day of work, you may be covered by our Disability During Unemployment program. “

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
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