Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $983.
This amount applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2022, and equals 100% of the state average weekly wage, computed to the next higher whole dollar, as determined by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.
The maximum rate is set according to a statutory formula described in Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 48121.01 and 48121.02. The minimum weekly income benefit remains at $49.00.
The previous maximum and minimum weekly income benefit levels will continue to apply to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring during their effective dates. A chart showing maximum and minimum weekly benefit rates over time is available on the court’s website.
For more information about workers’ compensation in Nebraska, refer to the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court website or call their information line at 402-471-6468.