2009 New Jersey Code
34:15-120.2 - Benefit payments

34:15-120.2.   Benefit payments
   a.     In any case in which a claim for compensation is filed pursuant to the provisions of the workers' compensation law, R.S. 34:15-1 et seq., and the employer has failed to secure the payment of compensation as required by R.S. 34:15-71 or R.S. 34:15-72 and to make payment of compensation according to the terms of any award within 45 days thereafter and fails or refuses to deposit with the director within 10 days after demand the commuted or estimated value of the compensation payable under the award as security for prompt and convenient payment of compensation periodically as it accrues, then, unless a notice of appeal has been timely filed, the award shall be payable out of the "uninsured employer's fund."

  b.     Benefit payments from the "uninsured employer's fund" may include:

  (1)    Compensation for reasonable medical expenses covered by the workers' compensation law, R.S. 34:15-1 et seq.; and

  (2)    Compensation for temporary disability as provided in subsection a. of R.S. 34:15-12.

  c.     Benefit payments from the "uninsured employer's fund" shall not include:

  (1)    Any compensation not included in the award or judgment upon which a claim against the fund is made;

  (2)    Extra compensation or death benefits pursuant to R.S. 34:15-10.

  d.     Temporary disability benefits paid from the "uninsured employer's fund" shall be offset or reduced by an amount equal to the amount of disability benefits received by the claimant pursuant to the federal "Old-Age, Survivors' and Disability Insurance Act" (42 U.S.C. s. 401 et al.).

  e.     Benefits shall be paid to a claimant from the "uninsured employer's fund" only if the claimant: (1) was, at the time of the injury or death, an employee performing service for an employer outside of casual employment as defined in R.S. 34:15-36; and (2) did not recover full compensation for reasonable medical expenses and temporary disability benefits from the uninsured defaulting employer.

  P.L. 1966, c. 126, s. 11; amended 1988,c.25,s.2.

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