Glossary Check: NJ 'Scheduled,' 'Non-scheduled' Losses for PPD

15 Sep, 2022 Frank Ferreri


Trenton, NJ ( -- Not long ago, New Jersey updated its rule governing permanent partial disability to explain what is a scheduled loss and what is a non-scheduled loss. So how does the Garden State define those terms? The following breaks down what those words mean for purposes of workers' compensation.

Under New Jersey law, when a job related injury or illness results in a partial permanent disability, benefits are based upon a percentage of certain "scheduled" or "non-scheduled" losses.

  • A "scheduled" loss is one involving arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, eyes, ears or teeth.
  • A "non-scheduled" loss is one involving any area or system of the body not specifically identified in the schedule, such as the back, the heart, the lungs. These benefits are paid weekly and are due after the date temporary disability ends.

The rate depends on the type and severity of injury. The maximum is the same as for other benefits; however, the minimum is $35.

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    • Frank Ferreri

      Frank Ferreri, M.A., J.D. covers workers' compensation legal issues. He has published books, articles, and other material on multiple areas of employment, insurance, and disability law. Frank received his master's degree from the University of South Florida and juris doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Frank encourages everyone to consider helping out the Kind Souls Foundation and Kids' Chance of America.

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