Nj Temporary Disability
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NJ Temporary Disability



A NJ temporary disability is not the end of the road for most disabled. While state and federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid provide a backstop when a person is unable to work and needs assistance, they rarely replace income for short-term assistance when the condition is only temporary. Workman's comp benefits don't apply if a person was not injured on the job. And unemployment benefits generally are unavailable if a person is completely unable to work, even if it is only short term. If a person is able to get on Medicare and Medicaid, these government health care programs are increasingly reimbursing less and less for medical services. Many doctors are refusing to accept patients on these programs for this reason. Fortunately, under the New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits Law, the disabled can receive payment due to injuries or sickness that is unrelated to employment, when their condition is a short-term disability (STD).



Private plans are mutually exclusive with a state plan for temporary disability - if your private plan benefits expire, you won't be eligible for the state plan. Disability due to drug abuse is an approved disability under the state plan as long as the disabled person is no longer using drugs. If someone has exhausted both private plan and state plan benefits, they may still contact the Social Security Administration and file for benefits under their programs. Private plans are usually better than state plans, but state temporary disability plans are either free or have a reduced cost. Employers are not required to have a private plan, as long as they are self-insured. Self-insured plans may be arranged between collective bargaining with employers and labor unions.

New Jersey benefits offer income replacement at two-thirds the worker's average weekly wave, but the maximum payable benefit is $470. People who don't have private insurance would be smart to apply for state temporary benefits as soon as they find out they are disabled. This begins the claims process rolling and prevents the claim from being denied due to failure to file in time. It also gives them a head start should private insurance deny their claim. Receiving benefits means that taxes will have to be paid, but it's better than no benefits, especially if someone is in a very low-income bracket and won't be paying taxes, anyway.
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