NEBRASKA’S MAXIMUM WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE TO INCREASE TO $983.00
The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court announced the change on November 17, 2021. 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 $918.00 is still applicable to injuries and illnesses that occurred on or between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Nebraska’s minimum weekly benefit rate of $49.00 remains unchanged.