Nebraska Unemployment Insurance is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State assists unemployed residents with insurance set by both Federal Government and State law.

Nebraska Unemployment Insurance Codes

UI amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to qualify to continue with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

State benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the rate is above the threshold, unemployed residents can qualify for an extension. The State of Nebraska will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage plan you've previously earned (in most cases).

In NE, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain eligibility

Important Nebraska Unemployment Insurance

Requirements for UI compensation amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the NE claims section.

NE -UI (Run-Down)

Those who have exhausted all original insurance in Nebraska are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the rate figures higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, Nebraska has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. See the eligibility section for additional information.