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48-628.05. Additional unemployment benefits;conditions; amount; when benefits payable.(1) In addition to any other unemploymentbenefits to which an individual is entitled under the Employment SecurityLaw, an individual who has exhausted all regular unemployment benefits forwhich he or she has been determined eligible shall continue to be eligiblefor up to twenty-six additional weeks of unemployment benefits if such individual:(a)(i)Was involuntarily separated from employment as a result of a permanent reductionof operations at the individual's place of employment or (ii) is unemployedas the result of a separation from a declining occupation;(b)Is enrolled and making satisfactory progress in a (i) training program approvedfor him or her by the commissioner or (ii) job training program authorizedunder the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, as amended;(c)Is receiving training which is preparing the individual for entry into a high-demandoccupation;(d) Is enrolled in training no later than the end of the benefityear established with respect to the separation that makes the individualeligible for the training benefit. Individuals shall be notified of the enrollmentrequirement at the time of their initial determination of eligibility forregular benefits; and(e) Is not receiving similar stipends orother training allowances for nontraining costs. Similar stipend means anamount provided under a program with similar aims, such as providing trainingto increase employability, and in approximately the same amounts.(2)The amount of unemployment benefits payable to an individual for a week ofunemployment under this section shall be equal to the amount of unemploymentbenefits which he or she has been determined eligible for under section 48-624less any deductions or offsets authorized under the Employment Security Law.(3)If an individual begins to receive unemployment benefits under this sectionwhile enrolled in a training program described in subsection (1) of this sectionduring a benefit year, such individual shall continue to receive such benefitsso long as he or she continues to make satisfactory progress in such trainingprogram, except that such benefits shall not exceed twenty-six times the individual'sweekly benefit amount for the most recent benefit year as determined undersection 48-624.(4) No benefits shall be payable under this section until the individualhas exhausted all (a) regular unemployment benefits, (b) extended benefitsas defined in subdivision (1)(b) of section 48-628.02, and (c) unemployment benefitspaid entirely from federal funds to which he or she is entitled, including,but not limited to, trade readjustment assistance, emergency unemploymentcompensation, or other similar federally funded unemployment benefits.(5)For purposes of this section, regular unemployment benefits means all unemploymentbenefits for which an individual is eligible payable under sections 48-624to 48-626, extended unemployment benefits payable under section 48-628.02,and any unemployment benefits funded solely by the federal government. SourceLaws 2010, LB1020, § 5.Operative Date: July 1, 2011