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48-624. Benefits; weekly benefit amount; calculation.(1) For any benefit year beginning on or after January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2005, an individual's weekly benefit amount shall be one-half his or her average weekly wage rounded down to the nearest even whole dollar amount, but shall not exceed one-half of the state average weekly wage as annually determined under section 48-121.02.(2) For any benefit year beginning on or after January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2007, an individual's weekly benefit amount shall be one-half of his or her average weekly wage rounded down to the nearest even whole dollar amount, but shall not exceed two hundred eighty-eight dollars per week.(3) For any benefit year beginning on or after January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2010, an individual's weekly benefit amount shall be one-half of his or her average weekly wage rounded down to the nearest even whole dollar amount, but shall not exceed the lesser of one-half of the state average weekly wage as annually determined under section 48-121.02 or the previous year's maximum weekly benefit amount plus ten dollars per week.(4) For any benefit year beginning on or after January 1, 2011, an individual's weekly benefit amount shall be one-half of his or her average weekly wage rounded down to the nearest even whole dollar amount, but shall not exceed one-half of the state average weekly wage as annually determined under section 48-121.02.(5) For purposes of this section, an individual's average weekly wage shall equal the wages paid for insured work in the highest quarter of the base period divided by thirteen. SourceLaws 1937, c. 108, § 3, p. 375; Laws 1939, c. 56, § 2, p. 233; Laws 1941, c. 94, § 2, p. 381; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 48-703; R.S.1943, § 48-624; Laws 1945, c. 114, § 2, p. 371; Laws 1949, c. 163, § 1, p. 423; Laws 1951, c. 157, § 1, p. 630; Laws 1953, c. 168, § 1, p. 541; Laws 1955, c. 190, § 5, p. 542; Laws 1957, c. 209, § 1, p. 738; Laws 1959, c. 229, § 1, p. 802; Laws 1963, c. 291, § 1, p. 870; Laws 1965, c. 286, § 1, p. 819; Laws 1967, c. 299, § 1, p. 814; Laws 1969, c. 401, § 1, p. 1394; Laws 1971, LB 651, § 4; Laws 1972, LB 1391, § 1; Laws 1973, LB 333, § 1; Laws 1974, LB 775, § 1; Laws 1975, LB 475, § 1; Laws 1977, LB 337, § 1; Laws 1979, LB 183, § 1; Laws 1983, LB 524, § 1; Laws 1985, LB 216, § 1; Laws 1987, LB 446, § 1; Laws 1990, LB 315, § 1; Laws 1994, LB 286, § 2; Laws 1998, LB 225, § 1; Laws 2005, LB 739, § 5; Laws 2007, LB265, § 8.