Nebraska Unemployment Benefits
Are you physically able to work?
Are you willing to actively look for a job?
Did your employer pay unemployment taxes ("Covered Employment")?
Did you earn at least $3868 in the base period in Nebraska?
Base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters. If you are filing today, base period is Jan 2012 - Mar 2012 to Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
How did you lose your job?
Did you quit your last job due to unsafe working conditions, not being paid, discrimination and / or health and safety risks?
Were you fired for no fault of your own?
Were you laid off for no fault of your own?
Applying online is the easiest and fastest way to claim benefits. Check for more specific details such as timings and requirements to claim benefits in your state.
CALL: (402) 458-2500 to file an Unemployment Compensation Claim (Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time).
Visit UC Center:
You can’t seem to find assistance on call? No worries. Visit one of the UC center and let the specialist help you out. Please note that wait times can be longer but assistance is guaranteed.
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What is the Eligibility Criteria in Nebraska?
There are some basic rules for eligibility. Even if you meet some of these rules partially, you should still apply for unemployment because state offices make a reasonable attempt to process your claim, as long as you provide a good justification.
To learn more check unemployment eligibility article
A "base period" is four consecutive calendar quarters that fall within the 18 month period before establishing a new benefit year.Claim your benefits
How to File Your Initial Claim in Nebraska?
If You Are Not a United States Citizen
You must give verification that you were legally eligible to work in your state and that you are presently eligible to begin a new job.
How to File Your Weekly Claim?
After you file your application for unemployment benefits, you must start filing your weekly claims. You require filing each week, even though you are:
You can file your weekly claim:
File every week that you want to claim benefits and keep on filing until you go back to work, run out of benefits or stop seeking work. You should claim at least one week before we can make a decision on your eligibility.
How to Claim for an Extension?
If you are presently filing weekly claims for unemployment benefits; carry on filing your weekly claim if you are jobless or working reduced hours. You will be informed by mail of your eligibility for the added benefits.
In case you have been filing weekly claims and are still laid off or working reduced hours, you will have to file an application for these extra benefits online or by telephone. You will be alerted by mail of your eligibility for the additional benefits.
To be eligible for EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits you must:
To be eligible for EB benefits you must:
Nebraska Unemployment Questions
What Do I Need To File A Claim?
Claiming Weekly Benefits will be much easier if you take time to prepare.
How Do I Continue Claiming Weekly Benefits?
Once you are prepared to file your cliam, go to NebraskaWorkforce.com and click on Unemployment Insurance. Call 402.458.2500. If you do not have internet access, the telephone will prompt you to enter your information and assist you in completing the process. If you get disconnected or hang up before you are told your claim has been accepted and you hear “Goodbye,” you will need to call and file again. Internet filers will know the claim has been completed upon receipt of a confirmation number.
When Can I Expect My First Payment?
If there are no issues on your claim that may disqualify you, and you have filed at least two weekly claims, you can normally expect your first payment by the third Wednesday after you filed your claim.
What To Do If I Disagree With My Weekly Benefit Amount?
Once the processing of your claim is complete, you will be sent a Notice of Monetary Determination. This will show the maximum amount of benefits payable and your WBA. It will also show the wage amounts used to determine this figure. Notify the Claims Center if you think these amounts are incorrect. You may file a Notice of Appeal.
What Do I Do If I File a Late Claim?
It is important to file your weekly claim on time. You may file online or by calling 402.458.2500. If unable to complete your claim on Sunday or Monday, you must file by Friday or your claim may be denied. This will apply to the week the claim was late and all intervening weeks prior to the date you filed late. Should this occur, contact the Claims Center to re-establish your claim.
What If I Have A Change of Address?
Notify the Claims Center of any address changes via Internet or by calling during business hours.
What If I Want To Change My Payment Option?
You may do so online at NebraskaWorkforce. com or by calling 402.458.2500 and selecting Option 6.
How Long Can I Claim?
There is a maximum of 26 times your weekly benefit amount is payable within your Claim Benefit Year, which is a fifty-two week period from when you file your claim. There may be less than twenty-six weeks payable if you receive a disqualification reducing your total unemployment benefit amount.
How Benefits are calculated?
To calculate your weekly benefits amount click here
The minimum benefits amount in Nebraska is $70.
The maximum benefits amount in Nebraska is $354
A "base period" is four consecutive calendar quarters that fall within the 18 month period before establishing a new benefit year.
To learn more Unemployment benefits article