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New Jersey Increases Weekly State Benefits for 2012

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.