Summary of Statutory Disability & Paid Family Leave Plans

Statutory Disability & Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits are required to be provided by employers or the State to employees working in the below states. Disability benefits provide short term wage replacement to employees to recover from their own medical condition. PFL is paid time away from work to bond with a new child, take care of a sick family member, or have a qualifying military exigency.

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New Jersey

Department of Labor
Division of Temporary Disability Insurance
(609) 292-2700

1948 – Temporary Disability Benefits Law
July 2009 – Family Leave Insurance (FLI) Benefits
State administers claims

Private plans are permitted; must be as liberal as state plan in eligibility requirements, benefit amounts, and duration.
85% of average weekly wages earned during the eight weeks prior to start of disability.Maximum weekly benefit is $903
Disability/ Medical Leave
Maximum disability benefit is 26 times the weekly benefit.

Family Leave (FLI)
Maximum benefit in any 12-month period is 12 weeks for continuous leave and 8 weeks (56 days) for intermittent
ELIGIBILITYEmployee must work for a covered employer in NJ and either:
(1) have worked at least 20 weeks during which they earned $200 or more; or
(2) earned at least $10,000 in covered employment in the 52 weeks prior to the start of disability/PFL
WAITING PERIODTemporary Disability:
Seven (7) day waiting period with a roll back to day one if disability exceeds twenty-one days.

Paid Family Leave:
State plan contributions range from 0.1% to 0.75% with $36,200 wage cap

Private Plan Employers must pay any additional cost above Employee maximums
TDI contribution is 0.47% of $138,200 in taxable wages.
Maximum cost is $649.54

FLI contribution is 0.28% of $138,200 in taxable wages.
Maximum cost is $386.96

* Program provisions currently under development

Upcoming Statutory State Program:

• Employee Deductions begin January 1, 2022
• Benefits begin January 1, 2023 *HB 3398 pending to delay implementation requirements for PFML program one year

• Employee Deductions begin January 1, 2023
• Benefits begin January 1, 2024

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