EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021, THE NEBRASKA MAXIMUM WEEKLY INCOME BENEFIT WILL BE $914.00
The new figure, $914.00, represents one hundred percent of the state wide average weekly wage (rounded to the nearest dollar) as determined by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court using the statutorily mandated formula. Neb. Rev. Stat. §§48-121.01 and 48-121.02. While the maximum weekly benefit rate has increased, the minimum weekly benefit rate of $49.00 remains unchanged.
The previous maximum rate of $882.00 will remain the maximum benefit rate for work-related injuries and illnesses occurring between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. If you have any questions about which maximum benefit rate applies to your case, or if you have any questions regarding Nebraska workers’ compensation, please contact Paul Barta or Micah Hawker-Boehnke or give us a call at 402-475-1075.