New York State Disability Benefits

Who is Eligible

Someone who is disabled by an OFF THE JOB injury or illness, and was employed for at least four consecutive weeks at the time of the injury or illness, or was unemployed for less than four weeks from the date the disability began,

What are the Benefits:

  1. Lost wages, to a maximum of $170 per week. Benefits are paid for a maximum of 26 weeks of disability during 52 consecutive weeks. Benefits are paid every two weeks during the period of disability.
  2. Medical bills are NOT covered.

NOTHING for pain and suffering.



For further information see the explanation of benefits on the Workers Compensation Board website: Your Rights - Disability Benefits