New Jersey Family Leave Insurance Update Effective July 1, 2020
Family Leave Insurance provides New Jersey workers cash benefits to bond with a newborn, newly adopted, newly placed foster child, or to provide care for a seriously ill or injured family member. While most New Jersey workers who take family leave are covered under the State’s family leave program, some employers provide Family Leave Insurance through a plan with a private insurance carrier instead. If you are not sure about your coverage, ask your employer.
For January 1-June 30, 2020, claimants are paid two-thirds (2/3) of their average weekly wage, up to a maximum, $667 per week. As of July 1, 2020, claimants are paid 85% of their average weekly wage, and the maximum weekly benefit increases to $881 per week.
Claims established prior to July 1, 2020, can receive benefits for up to six weeks (42 days) during a 12-month period. Claims beginning July 1, 2020 or after, can receive benefits for twelve consecutive weeks (84 days), or up to eight weeks (56 days) of intermittent leave in a 12-month period.
The updated poster and additional information can be found in the links below: