How to File a Claim - Disability During Unemployment
Disability insurance is designed to serve you by mail. You need not leave your home or the hospital to apply for benefits. Claims for Disability During Unemployment are filed by mailing the Application for Benefits, form DS-1, to the Disability Insurance Office in Trenton. The DS-1 form can be obtained through this site or by writing or telephoning your union, employers, or the Division of Temporary Disability Insurance, PO Box 387, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0387, (609) 292-7060.
Complete Part A, Claimant's Statement of the Application for Benefits. Be sure to give your correct social security number and to sign the form.
Part B, Medical Certification, must be completed by your doctor.
Leave Part C, Employer Statement, blank. Submit the completed application to the address shown on the form.
File your claim for disability benefits within 30 days of the start of your disability. Late filing, without good cause, may result in a reduction of benefits payable.
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