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The Immigrant Guide

Volume 5.1.24

May 20, 2024

Below you will find an analysis of the Visa Bulletin issued by the Department of State, which determines the availability of immigrant visas for the different categories of family and work petitions, as well as general information that will help you understand how it works.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that any Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Immunization Record, that was properly completed and signed by a civil physician on or after November 1, 2023, does not expire and can be used indefinitely as evidence that the applicant is not inadmissible on health-related grounds.

NJ provides paid sick leave for needs related to COVID-19, including testing, vaccination, and recovery from side effects. Employers are required to offer paid sick leave to most employees. People who require time off to get tested, quarantine, or care may be eligible for benefits. 

Can our company/organization be charged? In cases of Temporary Disability Insurance claims, benefits are charged to the experience valuation account of the last employer for which the applicant worked before the start of their claim. 

NJ Temporary Disability Insurance provides benefits to New Jersey employees who are unable to work due to a physical or mental health condition or other disability unrelated to their job, including recovery from pregnancy/childbirth and COVID-19.

Understanding the terminology associated with New Jersey's unemployment insurance (UI) system is crucial for claimants seeking benefits and employers managing unemployment claims. This glossary serves as a comprehensive resource to clarify common terms and concepts encountered throughout the user interface process.

As we navigate the ongoing battle against COVID-19, it is crucial to stay informed about the evolving landscape of the virus and its impact on communities. Over the past four years, the transmission pattern of SARS-CoV-2 has shown a recurring increase in community spread, with at least two or three annual peaks.

Unemployment insurance (UI) plays a vital role in supporting people during periods of job loss or economic instability. However, understanding the terminology and procedures associated with the New Jersey UI system is essential for both claimants and employers.

Once people complete and file their tax return, many anxiously await any refunds they are owed. Differentiating fact from fiction can help manage expectations while they wait for your money.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently introduced a regulatory update to improve access to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This change is intended to help people who apply for or receive SSI benefits.

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