Nebraska

Nebraska Unemployment Insurance Benefits

With an unstable economy, it's important to be able to count on getting the financial support you need during times of unemployment. Unemployment compensation in Nebraska exists for this reason. When a person claims unemployment, that person must demonstrate his or her eligibility to receive benefits. A person who has lost their job through no fault of their own can expect to receive weekly benefits. This includes someone who has been laid off, wrongfully terminated, or been a casualty of downsizing. When your local unemployment office receives your claim for unemployment, you will need to indicate that you are able and willing to work. Your weekly unemployment claim must include the contact information for three potential employers with whom you have filed a job application that week. This shows that you are actively searching for work. A new claim must be filed each week.

Unemployment recipients in Nebraska can expect to receive benefits for a maximum of twenty-six weeks, or until they find another job. Some of the restrictions placed upon those eligible for unemployment may include mandatory acceptance of a job with similar salary requirements as the recipient's previous job, or acceptance of a position with a similar job description. One can also expect to stop receiving benefits upon being called back to a job from which he or she was laid off. Companies are required to contact unemployment offices to give a report of employees that were called back to work. Bogus unemployment claims from people who were terminated for misconduct or voluntarily resigned--with the exception of resigning because of poor working conditions which can be proven--can result in penalties which would disallow individuals from receiving benefits again in the future until certain conditions have been met. These conditions might include meeting a certain threshold of earnings from another employer before drawing unemployment again.

Nebraska unemployment insurance provides compensation for unemployment for Nebraska workers in the event of involuntary unemployment or circumstances beyond a worker's control, and this insurance is paid in by one's employer. During a financial shortfall, it is especially crucial that this benefit be available to those who need it. Under certain conditions, an extension may be available to those who have been unemployed longer than twenty-six weeks. To find out if you are eligible, you will need to check with your local unemployment office or fill out the appropriate form online. You can begin your unemployment claim by visiting the web site for the Nebraska Department of Labor, at: https://uibenefits.nwd.ne.gov/BPSWeb/jsp/BPSClaimantWelcome.jsp Alternately, you can call (402) 458-2500.


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