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Can an undocumented immigrant receive workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey?

Yes. An immigrant, whether documented or undocumented, can recover workers’ compensation if injured within the scope of their employment in New Jersey. Despite the fact that federal law makes it illegal to employ a person not authorized to work in the United States, an undocumented immigrant is entitled to full benefits under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act.

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