New Jerseyhas announced the maximum weekly benefit rates for workers’ compensation, unemployment and disability for 2012. The disability rate went down slightly last year, but all have gone up roughly 2% this year.
Beginning January 1, 2012, the maximum weekly unemployment insurance benefit increased from $598 to $611. The worker’s compensation benefit has gone up from $792 to $ 810 per week, and the maximum weekly benefit for disability has increased from $559 to $572.
The taxable wage has increased to $30,300, up from $29,600 last year. The base week earnings amount is untouched and remains at $145, and the alternative earnings amount also remains steady at $7,300.