If you need help with a current Unemployment Insurance CLAIM or questions, Please Phone 855-995-8863.
If you become unemployed again and wish to file for benefits , go online to neworks. nebraska .gov and reopen your claim during the first week your job has ended or your employer has reduced your work hours. If you need assistance, call the Claims Center at 855-995-8863.
Nebraska does not issue paper checks. If you are determined eligible, you will typically receive payment within 2-3 business days of filing your weekly claim.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance ( PUA ) is a federal program that provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency.
21 to 28 days
For people who have been laid off or had their hours reduced due to COVID-19, the online benefits system will determine eligibility for state unemployment or PUA through a single application . Workers who have not already applied can do so by filing an unemployment claim at NEworks. nebraska .gov.
FEMA’s Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program is available to state, tribal, and territorial governments to provide unemployment benefits and reemployment services to individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of an incident that resulted in a Presidential major disaster declaration for
By Phone To file a new claim by telephone, call toll free, Monday – Friday between 8:15am and 4:30pm and between 9am and 1pm on Saturday (closed state holidays) 1-866-832-2363. To file a weekly claim by telephone, call toll free 1-800-897-5630.
This emergency benefit provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits to people not otherwise eligible for regular unemployment , including the self – employed and those who have exhausted their regular and extended benefits.
Unemployment benefits in Nebraska are 50% of your average weekly wage from your highest paid quarter, up to a maximum weekly amount of $440 (in 2020). Benefits are available for 26 weeks or until you’ve received one-third of your base period wages, whichever is less.
Workers in most states are eligible for up to 26 weeks of unemployment benefits from regular state-funded unemployment compensation, but some states allow for fewer weeks. Under a new federal law, you can receive an extra $600 per week from April 5, 2020 until July 31, 2020.
Eligible individuals will receive retroactive payments of the $600 weekly federal unemployment benefits, in addition to their state benefits, based on their determined date of eligibility. Americans still stuck in unemployment backlogs can get these retroactive checks, going back as far as March 29 for the $600 bonus.
Retroactive Unemployment Benefits Back Pay for $300 Weekly FPUC, PUA and PEUC Under 2021 Extension. This means most unemployed or underemployed Americans will get another round of $300 supplementary unemployment stimulus payments in 2021 for a maximum payment of $3,300 over 11 weeks.