If you’ve lost your job or fear losing your job


In Nebraska, waivers for unemployment climbed to historic highs following shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you’re facing less hours or fear losing your job there are several resources available to you.

  • On Monday, March 16 the Nebraska Department of Labor announced it would relax its requirements for unemployment benefits from March 22 to May 2 including:
    • Eliminating the one-week waiting period for benefits
    • Waiving the requirement that applicants be searching for a job
    • Expedite online applications
  • Any worker who’s lost their job due to Covid-19 is eligible for unemployment benefits through the Department of Labor’s website.
  • For those who worry missing work due to Covid-19 could affect their job security should contact Legal Aid of Nebraska

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