Payment Information - State Plan
Claims received with complete information are usually determined and paid within two to three weeks from the date of receipt.
Benefits are paid for a period of family leave until you return to work, exhaust your maximum benefit entitlement, receive benefits for 42 days or your family member no longer needs care.
- Benefits payments are issued to debit cards sent to you by the Bank of America. Debit Card Information
- Specific information regarding your payment and deductions can be found on the Web Inquiry application.
- There will be a seven day difference (lag period) between the date of the payment and the date benefits are paid through.
- Each day of benefits paid to you is one-seventh of your weeky benefit rate. Payment may be more or less than a one week period.
- Payments are usually issued every two weeks after the initial payment.
- Federal Law provides that Social Security (FICA) contributions must be deducted from the taxable portion of your benefits. These benefts are also subject to Federal Income Tax.
- No Federal Income Tax is withheld from your benefits unless you request a 10% deduction on your application.
The Waiting Week
The first seven days of your claim is called the waiting week. The waiting week becomes payable when family leave benefits have been paid for all or some part of each of the three weeks immediately following the waiting week.
If your family leave immediately follows leave for your own illness under State Plan Temporary Disability, there is no waiting week for Family Leave Insurance benefits.
New Jersey Law requires updated information for extending the payment of family leave benefits. During the course of your claim, you may receive a "Family Leave Insurance Continued Claim Certification, Form FL-3". If you need to take additional family leave after the date in Item 7, complete and return this form. Follow the instructions on your form to extend benefits on your claim.