Nebraska Workers' Comp Maximum Income Benefit Increases


Lincoln, NE ( - Effective January 1, 201 7, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $81 7.00. This amount applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 201 7. This amount equals 1 00 percent of the state average weekly wage as determined by 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 visit the court’s web site at, or call the court’s information line at 1-800-599-51 55 or 402-471-6468

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