Division of Temporary Disability and Family Leave InsuranceURL reading ( My Leave Benefits . NJ . Gov )

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Claims Related to Domestic or Sexual Violence
Can I Claim Family Leave or Temporary Disability Benefits for My Situation?

Yes, if you need to take time off from work to handle matters related to domestic or sexual violence, you may be able to collect Family Leave benefits or Temporary Disability benefits for those days.

The Family Leave program has been amended to support workers dealing with these difficult situations if they are a victim/survivor or assisting a victim/survivor. This page is a reference guide to make the application process go as smooth as possible. 

Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind When Applying for Benefits:
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The Family Leave program is here to help you cope

If you are a victim/survivor of domestic or sexual violence, you may need to take time off from work to recover or seek help. The Family Leave program is here to financially assist you during your time off. 

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The Temporary Disability program is here to help you heal

If you have a physical or mental illness, injury, or disability resulting from domestic or sexual violence, you may need to take off from work to recover. The Temporary Disability program is here to financially assist you during your time off.

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Family members of victims/survivors

We know how important it is for you to have time to care for your loved one. The Family Leave program also covers workers who need to care for a loved one who is a victim/survivor of domestic or sexual violence and needs help recovering or seeking help.

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You can claim a day at a time, or all at once.

As of July 1, 2020 you may claim up to 12 consecutive weeks of Family Leave benefits, or you may take up to 56 individual days sporadically. This may be a helpful option if you need time off here and there for a day in court, weekly counseling, etc.