What Are Non-Earner Benefits?
Qualifying for Non-Earner Benefits
The survivors of motor vehicle accidents may qualify for non-earner benefits if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
- “The insured person suffers a complete inability to carry on a normal life as a result of and within 104 weeks after the accident and does not qualify for an income replacement benefit.”
- The victim cannot carry on a normal life because of the accident and either was enrolled as a full-time student or graduated within the last year but had yet to secure employment related to their higher education.
In other words, non-earner accident benefits are essentially for victims who don’t qualify for Income Replacement Benefits.
How much do non-earners receive?
In contrast to income replacement, non-earner benefits do not fluctuate. First, it’s important to note that non-earners are not entitled to benefits for the first 26 weeks of their disability. After that period ends, there are only two tiers of non-earner benefits, each with a set benefit amount.
- Up to two years – after the first 26 weeks and up to the two-year mark from the date of injury, the non-earners will receive a weekly entitlement of $185.
- After two years – after the two-year mark, if the claimant was enrolled in school at the time of injury, the weekly entitlement increases to $320.
CONTACT PRESZLER INJURY LAWYERS
“If you were recently injured in a car accident, you might be entitled to insurance coverage even if you were not regularly employed at the time of your collision. To learn more about benefits that might be available to you or to discuss a denied claim for non-earner accident benefits, call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE and receive a free initial consultation.