How Long Do I Have to Work For to Collect Unemployment in Nebraska?

To qualify for unemployment insurance in Nebraska, your total base period earnings must have been at least $4,026. Your HQW must have been a minimum of $1,850 and you must have earned an additional minimum of $800 in a different quarter. You also had to of worked during at least 2 quarters of the base period.

Nebraska does not offer an extended base period; however, an alternate base period is available to those who fail to qualify under the regular base period. The ABP considers the last four completed calendar quarters of the base period (instead of the first four).

In NE an employer or employing unit is covered under unemployment insurance if it paid at least $1,500 in wages during any calendar quarter in the current or previous calendar year. Further, an employer/employing unit is also covered under unemployment insurance if it paid wages to at least one employee and employed said worker at least one day per week during the 20 weeks of the current or previous calendar year.

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