I lost my job, how do I file for unemployment in Nebraska?

  1. Filing For Unemployment In Nebraska During COVID-19Gather your social security number
  2. proof of income and go to https://neworks.nebraska.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx.
  3. Under the “Job seekers” tab, click unemployment
  4. click login, and then follow instructions to set up your account.

You will want to claim as an individual and the website will ask for your employers for the last 18 months, social security number, the reason for leaving your job, and other identifying information. You have 21 days from time of filing for unemployment to submit your proof of income. If your employer is not providing the information, you can use a w-2 or a copy of your pay stubs to show your proof of income.

If I am self-employed, do I still qualify for unemployment?

Yes! The federal CARES ACT created unemployment benefits for those who are self-employed, independent contractors, and those who do not have much work history. You will receive $600 plus 50% of the average income from the previous year’s highest quarterly income (up to $440 per week). You will need to apply for unemployment and will need to have your social security card and a copy of your most recent tax refund as proof of income when you apply.

How often will I need to file for unemployment?

If you have filed for unemployment, you must file a weekly claim to continue receiving benefits.

How has COVID-19 changed unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in individuals being laid off and filing for unemployment. The Federal Government has passed legislation to provide more money to assist states in providing unemployment to citizens who lose their job or have reduced hours because of COVID-19.

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For more information, please contact our office and ask for the report titled, “Coronavirus CARES ACT Unemployment Benefits” If you have questions about how the Coronavirus pandemic may impact your financial situations,  call the experienced bankruptcy attorneys at Steffens Law Office at 308-221-8924, or fill out our form to contact us today.

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