Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Nebraska's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Nebraska during the past 12 to 18 months, and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

Unemployment Insurance benefit claims may be filed by calling a Claims Center and completing the claim by telephone.

Lincoln Area:

Omaha Area:

Toll Free Number:

Deaf & Hard of Hearing:

TTY Lincoln Area:

TTY Omaha Area:

You may also file online on the NEworks website. 

For more information, please visit the NEworks web site.

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