2023 NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BURIAL BENEFIT INCREASE
When an employee dies as a result of a work-related injury, their family members may be entitled to death benefits, including burial expenses, under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act.
Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 48-122(3), the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court must annually increase the burial benefit based on the consumer price index, beginning in 2023. The maximum annual percentage increase is limited to 2.75% per year, while the minimum increase is 1% per year.
Effective July 1, 2023, the burial benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $11,300.00. This reflects a 2.73% increase from the previous $11,000.00 benefit rate.
If you have questions about burial or death benefits in your specific case, feel free to contact Paul Barta at (402) 475-1075.