Disqualifications and Appeal Rights
I received a determination that says I'm disqualified for benefits. I don't agree with this. What can I do?
A: You have the right to appeal if you disagree with a determination regarding your claim. Your appeal must be received at the Nebraska Claims Center or filed online within 20 calendar days from the date the determination was mailed.
You can file your appeal online at neworks.nebraska.gov, in writing by mail, by fax (402-471-1734), or by email (NDOL.Appeals@nebraska.gov). If filing an appeal by mail, send to: Nebraska Appeal Tribunal, Nebraska Department of Labor, PO Box 98941, Lincoln, NE 68509. If your appeal is in writing, you must state the reason you wish to appeal, and include your signature, Social Security Number and employer’s name. Include the Determination ID from your determination letter. There are two parties who may file an appeal regarding your unemployment benefits - you, the claimant, and your former employer. NESL: 48-634
You will be notified by the Nebraska Appeal Tribunal that an appeal has been received. In a separate notice, you will be informed of the time and date of the hearing. Follow all instructions from the Appeal Tribunal to protect your own interests. It is important that you participate in the hearing. Appeal hearings are free and a lawyer is not required, although you may be represented at your own expense. Appeal hearings are conducted by telephone conference call.
What should I do while my appeal is pending?
A: While your appeal is pending, continue to file for weekly benefits, complete any required work search contacts, and log these contacts at neworks.nebraska.gov.
I don't agree with the Appeal Tribunal's decision. What can I do?
A: If you disagree with the appeal decision, you may request that the decision be reconsidered or you may appeal to the District Court. NESL: 48-638