Nebraska Unemployment Calculator

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State Name: Nebraska

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Recent Questions

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To apply for Nebraska unemployment benefits click here

The most recent figures for Nebraska show an unemployment rate of 3.5%.

Non-Monetary Eligibility Requirements

You can collect benefits if you meet a series of legal eligibility requirements:

  • Have earned qualifying wages
  • Are unemployed through no fault of their own,
  • Are able and obtainable to work full-time and
  • Are keenly looking for full-time work

In addition to having adequate earnings, you must meet other eligibility benefits to be entitled for UI benefits. Some instances of issues that may influence eligibility for UI benefits comprise:

  • Reason for job separation
  • Proper weekly claim filing
  • School attendance
  • Self employment or corporate offices
  • Strike or labor disputes
  • Denial of a job offer
  • Alien status
  • School employee
  • Illness or injury
  • Professional athlete

More details on UI eligibility can be found in the unemployment eligibility article.

Monetary Eligibility Requirements

Qualifying Wages:

You must have worked at least two calendar quarters of your Base period, and have enough wages. Under the present Law, you may be eligible monetarily if you were paid wages in covered employment of at least $858.00 in the calendar quarter of your period in which your wages were the maximum and your total base period wages were no less than one and a half times the wages paid in that highest quarter.

For more information on Base Period and monetary determination refer unemployment eligibility article.

How long will I receive benefits:

Usually, most states permit an individual to obtain unemployment for a maximum of 26 weeks, or half the benefit the benefit year. A few states have standardized benefit duration, while most have different durations depending upon the worker. In a state with varied duration, it is probable that the benefit year may include less than 26 payable weeks.

The calculation is normally which us smaller: 26xWBA or 1/3 BPW. WBA is the Weekly Benefit Amount, so 26xWBA would be the regular week program. 1/3 BPW refers to the Base Period Wages, so if a person did not succeed to earn more than 3 times the standard benefit amount, they will be suitable for fewer weeks of coverage.

How much weekly benefit will I receive:

You can guess your Potential Benefits Online. Your weekly benefit amount and the number of weeks of entitlement to benefits are based on the wages you were paid and amount of time you worked during your base period. The weekly benefit amount is calculated by dividing the sum of the wages earned during the highest quarter of the base period by 26, rounded down to the next lower whole dollar. The result cannot exceed the utmost weekly benefit permitted by rule.

The base period is the term used to describe the time frame used as the basis for deciding whether or not you will be monetarily eligible for unemployment.

How are Benefits Calculated:

Once you make out how the unemployment are calculated, you will have a fair idea of how much you could receive per week or per benefit period if you were to lose your job. This is significant when you think taking unemployment or searching another job.

Unemployment is computed and one half of what your weekly pay was at the time of the discharge up to your state's maximum benefit. You will have to verify with your state's unemployment office to see what the highest payout for your state is. For further details refer unemployment benefits article.

Recently Asked Questions:

What Do I Need To File A Claim?
Claiming Weekly Benefits will be much easier if you take time to prepare.
  1. Have paper and pencil handy to write down information that you may need if instructed to contact the Claims Center.
  2. Be sure you have your Social Security Number and know your Personal Identification Number (PIN). The PIN is what was set when you filed your initial claim. If you forget your PIN or think someone knows it, call or go online to reset it.
  3. Be prepared to enter your bank routing number and account number if you will be selecting Direct Deposit as your method of payment rather than a Debit Card.
  4. If you worked during the week you are going to claim, be sure that you know the GROSS amount you earned during the week. This is how much you earned before any deductions. Gross wagesmust be reported when earned, notwhen paid. This is very importantas benefits paid will now be basedon actual gross earnings. Incorrectreporting may result in overpayment or underpayments.

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.

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