File for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in the State of Nebraska Online using this service. 

FAQs

When can I file an application for unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

You can file your unemployment benefit claim as soon as your employment ends or you begin working reduced hours. Unemployment benefits cannot be paid for weeks of unemployment occurring before you file, so it is important to file as soon as possible. 

What information do I need when I apply for unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

You will need the following information to apply for unemployment benefits in Nebraska:

  • Social Security Number
  • Complete home mailing address, including ZIP code
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • County you live in
  • Driver's license number or State ID card number
  • If you select direct deposit, your bank routing number and account number
  • The company names for all your employers from the past 18 months as they appear on your paycheck stubs or W-2 forms
  • Complete mailing addresses of employers, including ZIP code and the city in which the business is physically located
  • Your start and end dates with each employer, including month, day, and year
  • Your reason for leaving each employer (lack of work, voluntary quit, discharge, leave of absence)
  • Employment authorization number and expiration date (if a non-citizen)
  • If you served in the military the past 18 months, DD 214 Member #4 Form
  • If you worked for the federal government as a civilian employee in the last 18 months, Standard Form 8 or Standard Form 50. Also, compile your total wages earned with the federal employer in the last 18 months and indicate how you were paid (hourly, weekly, and monthly).

What happens after I submit my application for unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

Unemployment Benefits Claims can take up to 21 days to process in the State of Nebraska. If necessary, the Department of Labor may call you just as soon as your claim is ready to be completed. Remember to do the following while your claim is being processed:

  • Read all communication about your claim:

    Make sure to check your email, the NEworks Message Center, telephone messages, and the mail for any claim-related updates. Keep your address current because you’ll receive letters outlining what you need to do to maintain benefit eligibility. The decisions about your claim are made based on available information, so it is important that you respond on time when you’re instructed to do so.
  • File for weekly benefits while your claim is processing:

    You have from Sunday to Friday to file your claim for the previous week. If you don’t file your claim on time, your benefit payments may be affected.
  • Report your gross earnings (before taxes are deducted) each week:

    Gross earnings include, but are not limited to: your hourly rate of pay multiplied by the total hours worked, tips, commission, and earnings from self-employment. You must report all earnings for the week that you perform the work. It is recommended that you do not wait until you are paid. Keep track of the total hours you work each week, Sunday through Saturday. Misreporting wages is fraud and could result in penalties and criminal charges.

File for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in the State of Nebraska Online using this service. 

FAQs

When can I file an application for unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

You can file your unemployment benefit claim as soon as your employment ends or you begin working reduced hours. Unemployment benefits cannot be paid for weeks of unemployment occurring before you file, so it is important to file as soon as possible. 

What information do I need when I apply for unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

You will need the following information to apply for unemployment benefits in Nebraska:

  • Social Security Number
  • Complete home mailing address, including ZIP code
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • County you live in
  • Driver's license number or State ID card number
  • If you select direct deposit, your bank routing number and account number
  • The company names for all your employers from the past 18 months as they appear on your paycheck stubs or W-2 forms
  • Complete mailing addresses of employers, including ZIP code and the city in which the business is physically located
  • Your start and end dates with each employer, including month, day, and year
  • Your reason for leaving each employer (lack of work, voluntary quit, discharge, leave of absence)
  • Employment authorization number and expiration date (if a non-citizen)
  • If you served in the military the past 18 months, DD 214 Member #4 Form
  • If you worked for the federal government as a civilian employee in the last 18 months, Standard Form 8 or Standard Form 50. Also, compile your total wages earned with the federal employer in the last 18 months and indicate how you were paid (hourly, weekly, and monthly).

What happens after I submit my application for unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

Unemployment Benefits Claims can take up to 21 days to process in the State of Nebraska. If necessary, the Department of Labor may call you just as soon as your claim is ready to be completed. Remember to do the following while your claim is being processed:

  • Read all communication about your claim:

    Make sure to check your email, the NEworks Message Center, telephone messages, and the mail for any claim-related updates. Keep your address current because you’ll receive letters outlining what you need to do to maintain benefit eligibility. The decisions about your claim are made based on available information, so it is important that you respond on time when you’re instructed to do so.
  • File for weekly benefits while your claim is processing:

    You have from Sunday to Friday to file your claim for the previous week. If you don’t file your claim on time, your benefit payments may be affected.
  • Report your gross earnings (before taxes are deducted) each week:

    Gross earnings include, but are not limited to: your hourly rate of pay multiplied by the total hours worked, tips, commission, and earnings from self-employment. You must report all earnings for the week that you perform the work. It is recommended that you do not wait until you are paid. Keep track of the total hours you work each week, Sunday through Saturday. Misreporting wages is fraud and could result in penalties and criminal charges.