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

Mother, father, and baby in a bed happily together
Family Leave Insurance
Apply for benefits when you need time off work to bond with a new addition, or care for a family member.
Here’s How to Get Started:
1 of 6 a man typing on a computer keyboard
Step 1: Create an Account

If you don't already have an account for our secure online system, click here and follow the prompts from the "First Time User?" button.

2 of 6 a man applying for benefits on a tablet mobile device
Step 2: Start an Application

You'll then be directed to the first page of the application. Read it and click the box to confirm you agree with the terms before filling out the rest of the pages.

3 of 6 a printer with paper in the tray
Step 3: Print Instruction Forms

After your parts are complete, you’ll be prompted to print instructions with a unique Online Form ID number. Give them to your employer(s) and, if applicable, your family member’s healthcare provider so they can complete their parts online.

4 of 6 woman holding a debit card while sitting at a computer
Step 4: Receive Debit Card in the Mail

We send the debit card even before your application is processed, so it won't have funds on it at first. For more information about how the debit card works, click here.

5 of 6 a desk calendar sitting in soft light
Step 5: Await Your Decision

Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Online applications are processed quicker than those sent by mail or fax.

6 of 6 picture of a man pulling a debit card out of his wallet
Step 6: If Approved, Access Your Funds

If we approve your application for benefits, funds will be loaded onto your debit card after two business days. Stay up-to-date by checking your claim status here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about Family Leave Insurance benefits, including how to apply for benefits.

LEARN MORE >

Debit Card Information

We issue benefits on a prepaid Bank of America debit card. Find out when to expect yours in the mail, and how to access your funds.

LEARN MORE >

Print an Application

Although the quickest way to apply is online, you can print out a paper application to submit by mail or fax if you prefer.

DOWNLOAD HERE >

Form Look Up

Not sure why you received a letter from us? Get information about the forms and notices we send.

LEARN MORE >

Approved Healthcare Providers

Here's a list of the medical practitioners approved by the division to submit medical information for both Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance.

LEARN MORE >

Additional Support and Assistance

If you need help beyond what our programs offer, these programs may be able to provide resources or referrals.

LEARN MORE >

desk calendar in soft light

The Waiting Week, Explained

We know that no one wants to wait to get their money, but our programs have an unpaid week built into them by law.

The Waiting WeekLEARN MORE >

Man sitting on a sofa opening mail, looking confused

Appealing a Decision

Every decision notice we send has instructions for filing an appeal if you don’t agree with the decision. Here’s what to do next.

Appealing a DecisionLEARN MORE >

a calendar with a pencil laying on top

Expectation vs. Reality: When Limitations Affect Your Benefits

Here are some common reasons why applications may be denied, or benefit amounts may be lower than expected.

Benefit Limitations ExplainedLEARN MORE >