What is the maximum number of weeks allowed for this benefit? July 29, 2021 15:54 We can pay up to 20 weeks. There could be an additional 20 weeks. This would need to be approved by the Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Related articles How do I claim benefits from the Second Injury Fund? What is the status of my claim? Does an employer have to carry workers′ compensation insurance? Are there extended unemployment compensation benefits available? When and for how long can benefits be claimed?