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Benefits for while you can't work. Remember, you paid for these while you were working.


$1200 per adult and $500 per child.



If you filed taxes in 2018 0r 2019 with the IRS you will get money directly deposited to the account you put on your return or a paper checkmaield to the address on your return.




THAT MONEY IS IN ADDITION TO ANY UNEMPLOYMENT, SICK LEAVE, DISABILITY OR WORKERS COMPENSATION MONEY YOU ARE ENTITLED TO.




If, an individual has tested positive for COVID-19, or has symptoms of COVID-19 and is unable to work he/she:

  • Can use accrued Earned Sick Leave: As of October 2018, employers of all sizes must provide full-time, part-time, and temporary employees with up to 40 hours of earned sick leave per year so they can care for themselves or a loved one.

If an employee uses up their Earned Sick Leave and still cannot return to work, they may apply for one of the following programs, depending on their situation and eligibility:

  • Can apply for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI): A claim would need to be filed online at myleavebenefits.nj.gov; the health care provider would give the diagnosis and the duration the individual is expected to be out of work. Available wage records on file would determine the amount of TDI benefits. It is against the law for employers to retaliate against employees for taking or seeking to take TDI benefits. In addition, some NJ workers are eligible for job-protected medical leave under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

  • May be eligible for Workers’ Compensation: If a person contracts the virus because he/she waited on or worked with someone who had the virus, or contracted the virus for any other work related reason, that person could be eligible for workers’ compensation.

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