NEBRASKA’S MAXIMUM WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE TO INCREASE TO $1,029.00
For work-related injuries and illnesses that occur on or after January 1, 2023, the new maximum weekly benefit rate under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $1,029.00.
The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court announced the change on November 16, 2022. The new rate equates to 100 percent of the state-wide average weekly wage, rounded to the nearest dollar. Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 48-121.01 and 48-121.02.
The previous maximum rate of $983.00 is still applicable to injuries and illnesses that occurred on or between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. Nebraska’s minimum weekly benefit rate of $49.00 remains unchanged.
If you have questions about the new maximum weekly benefit rate or the rate that is applicable to your specific case, please call Paul Barta or Micah Hawker-Boehnke at 402-475-1075.