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

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Family Leave Insurance
Apply for benefits when you need time off work to bond with a new addition, or care for a loved one.
Here’s How to Get Started:
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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. 

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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. 

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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 family member's healthcare provider, if applicable, so they can complete their part online. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.


Debit Card Information

We issue benefits on a prepaid Money Network/My Banking Direct debit card. Find out when to expect yours in the mail, and how to access your funds.


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.


Form Look Up

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


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.


Additional Support and Assistance

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


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Claims Related to Domestic or Sexual Violence

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. 

click here to learn about how Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance support victims/survivors and their caregivers.LEARN MORE >

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Read our Printable Handout

Read our helpful guide on cash benefits to care for a family member. 

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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.

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Family Leave During Unemployment

If your period of family leave begins more than 14 days after your last day of work, you may be eligible for benefits under the Family Leave During Unemployment (FLDU) program.

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