AARP New Jersey: Expanded Leave Insurance Program
Caring for a sick loved one shouldn’t mean losing your pay. Do you care for a parent, spouse, sibling, child, in law, grandparent, grandchild, blood relative or someone with whom you have a family like relationship?
Here is what you need you need to know about New Jersey’s newly expanded Family Leave Insurance Program:
- Working family caregivers can apply for wage replacement benefits during unpaid time off from work to care for a loved one with a serious health condition.
- The maximum wage replacement has increased from $650.00 to $881.00 per week.
- The period to receive benefits while caring for a loved one has doubled to 12 weeks.
- Job protection is now provided for workers at businesses with 30 or more employers.
- Caring for a loved one who has been exposed or diagnosed with a communicable disease, including COVID-19 is now covered.
I love caregivers!
Learn more at aarp.org/njcaregiving
Apply online at myleavebenefits.nj.gov or call (609) 292-7060.
AARP New Jersey
303 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston.
I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan.
I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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Please call AARP New Jersey or visit their website for more information on the Family Caregiving Program. It could help a lot.
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