How Benefits Are Paid - Disability During Unemployment
In general, when an unemployment claim exists, disability claims received with complete information are determined within seven to ten days from the date of receipt in this office. When an unemployment claim does not exist, additional information must be gathered and it may take approximately three to four weeks to issue a determination.
Benefits are payable for the period you are certified disabled by your doctor. You may receive benefits until you recover, return to work, exhaust your maximum benefit entitlement or the benefit year of your claim expires. Disability During Unemployment benefits are paid in full weeks, only. A full week runs from Sunday through Saturday.
- Benefit payments are issued to debit cards sent to you by the Bank of America. Debit Card Information
- Once your claim has been determined eligible for benefits, and you continue to be certified as disabled by your physician, payments are usually issued on a weekly basis. However, there are times during your claim where your payment may cover a period of more than one week.
- No Federal Income Tax is withheld from your benefits unless you request this deduction when applying online or by mail
To continue receiving benefits, New Jersey Law requires proof that you are under continuous medical care. Therefore, a Claim For Continued Benefits - DDU will be mailed to you during the course of your claim. To continue receiving Disability During Unemployment benefits, you must have your doctor complete the form and return it to this office. The frequency of these requests is dependent on your occupation, the severity and nature of the disability, and the projected duration of the disability as reported by your certifying physician.
A Notification of Information Change form will be mailed to you or can be downloaded from this website. This form should be completed and returned to our office if you change your address, recover from your disability, your family leave ends, you report to the unemployment office as able and available for work or you return to work.
Remember: If you have received a debit card, you must also notify Bank of America of your new address. The bank can be contacted through their website at www.bankofamerica.com/cashpay or by telephone toll free at 1-866-213-4074.