DEPENDENCY BENEFITS IN SOUTH JERSEY

 

WC Dependency Benefits in New Jersey

DEPENDENCY BENEFITS

Where the accidental injury or occupational injury/disease results in the death of a worker, dependency compensation is due and payable to the deceased workers’ statutory dependents.

WHAT DEPENDENCY BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE?

Where an occupational injury or disease results in death, statutory dependents are entitled to receive the following dependency benefits:

  • Dependency Compensation up to 70% of the deceased worker’s applicable wage, subject to statewide minimum and maximum rates for the year of death;
  • Payment of medical bills related to the fatal accident or illness; and
  • Reimbursement of the costs of burial up to $3,500.00.

There are certain statutory limitations governing the payment of Dependency benefits which require a thorough analysis of the circumstances related to each individual dependent.

WHEN MUST A DEPENDENCY CLAIM BE FILED?

The Statute of Limitations for filing a Dependency claim with the State of NJ ends on the two year anniversary of the date the injured worker died. To learn more about dependency claims in New Jersey, please contact our experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Joe White & Dan White.

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