Release Date: 12/28/2020 12:00:00 AM
December 28, 2020
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) is currently reviewing the CARES Act Unemployment Extension (H.R. 133), the federal legislation that extends unemployment benefit programs established under the CARES Act. NDOL will provide claimants additional information and instructions regarding the modified federal unemployment benefits once it has the program rules from the United States Department of Labor (USDOL).
NDOL must wait on program guidance from the USDOL before it can begin the implementation of these benefit programs. Some of these programs will include new eligibility requirements. Once guidance is received, NDOL will work to implement the changes as quickly as possible to provide benefits to eligible claimants. Pending USDOL guidance, it estimated that implementation of these programs may take at least four to six weeks. Updates regarding the timeline for payments will be provided as guidance is received.
Claimants should check for updates regarding benefit programs in NEworks.nebraska.gov. Program dates and other details will be released pending guidance from USDOL. The unemployment call center has no further information at this time.
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
Will provide up to an additional 11 weeks of benefits, to a maximum of 50 weeks. No benefits can be paid for weeks beginning on or after April 4, 2021, regardless of the number of weeks previously paid.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
Will provide up to an additional 11 weeks of benefits, to a maximum of 24 weeks. No benefits can be paid for weeks beginning on or after April 4, 2021 regardless of the number of weeks previously paid.
Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)
Return to Work Requirements
NDOL news releases are available online at dol.nebraska.gov