How Benefits Are Paid - State Plan
The Waiting Week
Claims received with complete information are usually determined and paid within two to three weeks from the date of receipt in the disability office. Benefits are paid for a period during which you are certified disabled by your doctor or until you recover, return to work, exhaust your maximum benefit entitlement, receive benefits for 182 days or are deemed able to work by an independent State medical examination.
There will be a seven day difference between the date of the payment and the date benefits are paid through. The amount of the payment may cover more than one week of benefits. Generally, payments are issued every two weeks.
Benefits are paid based on a seven day week. Each day of benefits paid to you is one-seventh (1/7) of the weekly benefit rate.
Federal Law provides that Social Security (FICA) contributions must be deducted from the taxable portion of your benefits. These benefits are also subject to Federal Income Tax. No Federal Income Tax is withheld from your benefits unless you request these deductions be taken using a W4S form.
Specific information regarding your payment and deductions can be found on the Web Inquiry Application.
The first seven days of your claim is considered the waiting week. The waiting week becomes payable when disability benefits have been paid for all or some part of each of the three weeks immediately following the waiting week. Benefits for the waiting week are issued automatically.
New Jersey Law requires proof of continuous medical care for extending the payment of disability benefits. During the course of your claim, you will receive a "Request To Claimant For Continued Claim Information, Form P-30". The frequency of these requests is dependent upon various factors, such as your occupation, the severity and nature of the disability and the projected duration of the disability as reported by your certifying physician.
When you receive the P-30, answer all the questions on the front of the form (Part A). Pay particular attention to Questions #1 and #4. If you continue to be disabled beyond the date in Item 9, your doctor must complete and sign the reverse side of the form (Part B).
NOTE: If you have recovered or returned to work on or before the day after the date shown in Item 9, you are only required to complete Part A. Prompt completion and return of Form P-30 will avoid unnecessary delays in the processing of your claim. Allow 14 days for processing of the P-30 after receipt in our office.