Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Unemployment Benefit For Family Caregivers
(KVHT) – Nebraska residents who stop working temporarily to care for a family member with a serious health condition could claim unemployment benefits under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Legislators gave the measure first-round approval with a 27-11 vote. The proposal by Senator Megan Hunt, of Omaha, would allow workers to collect benefits if they left a job due to family caregiving needs but are planning to return to work. Hunt says the bill will help caregivers who might otherwise struggle financially while caring for a loved one. It will also help the state avoid costly long-term care services in cases where no one else is available to take care of the person with a health condition.
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