Lincoln, NE – Effective January 1, 2014, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $747.00. This amount applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2014. This amount equals 100 percent of the state average weekly wage as determined by the Administrator of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. The maximum is set according to a statutory formula.
The previous maximum weekly income benefit levels will continue to apply to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring during their effective dates. The minimum weekly income benefit remains at $49.00.
For more information regarding workers’ compensation in Nebraska, please see the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court’s web site at http://www.wcc.ne.gov, or call the court’s information line at 1-800-599-5155 or 402-471-6468.