2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:66-185 - Amount of disability benefits

18A:66-185. Amount of disability benefits

The disability benefits provided under such group policy or policies shall be in an amount equal to 60% of the participant's base monthly salary, reduced by periodic benefits to which the participant may be entitled during the period of total disability. The minimum monthly disability benefit will be $50.00.

The periodic benefits by which the monthly disability benefits may be reduced shall include salary or wages, retirement benefits or benefits from any source for which the State or other public employer has paid any part of the cost or made payroll deductions, Social Security disability or other benefits, including dependents' benefits, and benefits paid by Social Security at the option of the participant before the age of 65, but not including any increase in Social Security benefits enacted after the disability benefits under such group policy or policies have commenced, and any other periodic benefits provided by law except on account of military service.

When a participant begins to receive disability benefits under such group policy or policies the insurance company will pay an amount equal to the employee contribution which would have been required of the participant and deducted from his base salary in order to meet his obligation for the purchase of his individual retirement annuity. Such amount shall be paid by the insurance company without reduction by any other periodic benefits which the participant is eligible to receive. Such amount will be paid by the insurance company to the insurer or insurers for the participant's retirement annuity contract or contracts.

L.1969, c. 242, s. 19, eff. July 1, 1969.

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