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What length of time do I need to be unemployed in order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits?

If you are out of work for one week due to an injury you suffered at your job, you are eligible to receive temporary disability benefits through workers’ compensation insurance. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive other benefits regardless of the amount of time you lost from work.

In New Jersey, a worker who sustained an injury must be incapable of working for seven days, including weekends and holidays, prior to becoming eligible for temporary disability benefits. The benefits will then apply retroactively to the date of the injury. It is not required that the days of missed work be consecutive.

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