$600 Federal Unemployment Payments Scheduled to End July 25

Release Date: 7/20/2020

July 25, 2020

Reemployment Services Available Through Nebraska Department of Labor

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Labor reminds workers that the $600 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments under the CARES Act are scheduled to end July 25.  Workers who qualify will still receive benefits through other programs provided they file weekly claims at NEworks.nebraska.gov and meet eligibility criteria. 

Effective July 12, individuals must perform and report reemployment activities each week in order to remain eligible under any of the state and federal programs currently available, including regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Extended Benefits (EB). Individuals with an employer-confirmed return date within 16 weeks of their layoff or furlough, as well as those in approved training, union members with a hiring hall, and those in a Short-Time Compensation program, will be exempt from the work search requirements.

“Job centers across the state are helping workers connect with opportunities to build their skills and find new career opportunities,” said Commissioner of Labor John H. Albin. 

Services available at job centers include one-on-one coaching and career planning, resume building, interview preparation and assistance with utilizing NEworks.nebraska.gov to connect with employers.

To schedule a meeting with a job coach, email NDOL.NEres@nebraska.gov and include your location.  To view office locations, go to dol.nebraska.gov/Home/AboutUs and click Our Locations.

Individuals’ eligibility for programs administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services may change with the end of the $600 weekly benefits. DHHS programs are listed here: dhhs.ne.gov.

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