Unemployment Home NEworks
Unemployment claims in Nebraska are filed online at NEworks.nebraska.gov
See the instructions below for creating an account, filing a new claim, and certifying eligibility each week. In-person claim assistance is available at our job centers across the state from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Online Searchable Resume Requirement
An online, searchable resume in NEworks is required in order to meet eligibility requirements. See instructions: Publishing Your Resume Online
File Weekly Claims
File weekly claims while your new claim is processing and for every week that you are unemployed or working reduced hours. You have from Sunday to Saturday to claim benefits for the previous week. If you don’t file your claim on time, your benefit payments may be affected.
Read all Communication About Your Claim
If claiming unemployment benefits, you are required to read the Handbook for Unemployed Workers
Check your email, the NEworks Message Center, telephone messages, and the mail for updates about your claim. Keep your contact information current because you’ll receive notices outlining what you need to do to maintain benefit eligibility.
Employer ResourcesEmployee Notice: Unemployment Insurance Benefits Eligibility Poster Employer's Guide to Unemployment Insurance Employment Security Law Extension of Worker Attachment Status Guidance Documents Report Refusal to Work Short-Time Compensation
Visit NEworks to:
- Apply for an Unemployment Insurance Tax account number
- File Quarterly Combined Tax Reports
- Appeal UI Benefit Charges
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax preparation Resources:
Find a VITA site location near you (earn less than $60,000)
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