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New Law Allows Nebraska Caregivers to Tap Unemployment Benefits

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A new state law, backed by AARP Nebraska, allows workers who leave their jobs to care for a relative to claim unemployment benefits. 

The law, which took effect Aug. 28, adds caring for a family member with a serious health condition to the list of “good cause” reasons to leave employment. 

Workers who voluntarily leave a job to care for a family member will be able to collect unemployment benefits when they are ready to seek a new job and if they meet all other requirements. 

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