LINCOLN – The US Department of Labor has informed states that extended federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits will begin with the week ending January 2. Workers with claims that began under the CARES Act and who meet weekly eligibility requirements will not have a gap in eligibility with the start of the Continued Assistance Act, signed into law December 27. Benefit payments will be issued as further USDOL guidance is received and federal funding becomes available.
Workers claiming Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) who certified their eligibility for the week ending December 26 should certify again starting Sunday for the week ending January 2. Claimants unable to certify should not file a new claim. NDOL will provide further instructions regarding when to refile.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)
Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)
Instructions for individuals who exhausted federal benefits prior to December 26 will be issued once further federal guidance is received.
The unemployment call center has no further information at this time.
NDOL news releases are available online at dol.nebraska.gov