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How Do I File for Unemployment Insurance?

All Unemployment Insurance benefit claims are filed by calling a Claims Center and completing the claim by telephone. Please have the following
information available when you make your call:

  • Your Social Security Number.
  • Alien Registration Number (If you are not a U.S. Citizen.)
  • Nebraska Drivers License Number or Nebraska ID (If you have one.)
  • Be prepared to provide complete names and addresses of all employers, and the dates that you worked for them during the past 18 months.
  • Be prepared to set a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for yourself.
    Please have a pencil and paper available for note taking.

Telephone Numbers and Hours of Operation
To file an initial New Claim application or to Reopen an existing claim:Lincoln Area (402) 458-2500
Omaha Area (402) 829-2800
Toll Free Number 1-877-725-9918

Automated telephone Initial/Reopen claims system is available & Claims Specialists are available Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time



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