Young Workers

Family Leave Insurance for Young Workers

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Family Leave Insurance provides New Jersey workers cash benefits to bond with a newborn, newly adopted, or newly placed foster child. You can also use these benefits to provide care for a seriously ill or injured loved one or to handle certain matters related to domestic or sexual violence. Loved ones may include any individual you consider to be family.

There is no age requirement to apply for these cash benefits. Family Leave Insurance pays 85% of your average wages, up to a maximum of $993/week in 2022.

You can claim Family Leave Insurance benefits in one continuous 12-week period, or you may split your leave up into multiple periods on a daily/weekly basis and claim up to 56 days total (8 weeks). 

Check out our podcast series to learn more about Family Leave Insurance.