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Did your employer pay unemployment taxes ("Covered Employment")?

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Did you earn at least $ 600 in the base period in

Base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters. If you are filing today, base period is Apr 2013 - Jun 2013 to Jan 2014 - Mar 2014

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    State: Nevada (NV)
    Phone Number: (888) 890-8211. The local numbers are (775) 684-0350 for Northern Nevada and (702) 486-0350 for Southern Nevada.
    File Online: http://detr.state.nv.us/ESD%20Pages/File%20UI%20claim%20.htm
    Major Towns: Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sunrise Manor, Paradise, Spring Valley, Enterprise, and Sparks

    Current Unemploymnet Rate in Nevada

    Nevada Unemployment Questions


    How is the weekly benefit amount calculate?
    If you are monetarily eligible, your WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT will be 1/25, or 4 percent of your highest quarter earnings. This amount cannot be more than the maximum weekly benefit amount, which is set by law each year, beginning July 1.


    When Does My Claim Start?
    Your claim begins the Sunday of the week you first file an Unemployment Insurance claim. Benefits cannot be paid for weeks prior to the beginning Sunday of your claim.

    What are wage requirements?

    A person must have worked in employment and have sufficient wages within a base period to qualify for the claim. The work must be in "covered" employment, but is not required to be wholly within one state. The vast majority of employers are "covered" employers, but some employment is exempt from coverage, such as work performed for a church, self-employment and work performed for private employers while in the custody of a state correctional institution.

    In Nevada, a person must have earned at least $400 in one quarter of the base period, and have total base period earnings of not less than 1-1/2 times the earnings in the highest quarter, OR must have wages in at least 3 of the 4 base period quarters used to calculate eligibility.

    If i accept odd jobs or part time work, will i still be eligible for benefits?
    You are considered "UNEMPLOYED" in any calendar week during which you performed no work and earned no wages or worked less than full-time and were paid less than your WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT.
    You cannot be paid unemployment benefits for any week:
    (1) If you worked full-time during the week; or
    (2) If you had earnings during the week equal to or more than your weekly benefit amount; or
    (3) If you were self-employed during the week, whether or not you earned any money. The amount of time devoted to selfemployment is considered. Please contact the Telephone Claim Center if you have a question and are self-employed less than full-time; or
    (4) If you are on a Leave of Absence.

    What if I have quit my job or got fired?
    Unemployment Insurance is for the benefit of persons unemployed through NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. Every person has the right to leave any job for any reason. But if it is determined that you quit without good cause or were discharged for misconduct in connection with the work from your last job, you must be denied benefits. If you worked for your employer for less than 16 weeks, the separation from your next-to-last job will also be considered in determining your eligibility. If you were fired,

    What If I Get A Pension OR Retirement?
    You must inform the Nevada Telephone Claim Center if you receive any pension or retirement payments such as Private employer plans, Annuity, Keogh, Deferred compensation etc. Your unemployment benefits may be reduced if you receive income from any of the sources listed above.



Questions & Answers

  1. Desarae says:

    If I am being asked to do things that are against the law according to NRS and I quit, am I eligible for unemployment?

    • Adrian says:

      You will be eligible for unemployment insurance if you quit due to no fault of your own provided you meet all other basic eligibility requirements.

  2. Tonia says:

    I am currently under FMLA due to my disease.
    It is becoming very difficult for me to keep this job, since I am sick quite frequently.
    Is it possible for me to receive unemployment if I quit because of my life long illness,which when I have a flare, makes it almost impossible to do my job.?
    This has caused me to call in or leave work early quite often.

    • kathy says:

      Do your best to preserve a good employment relationship. It may seem like a lot to ask, but is it possible the employer can accomodate your condition by giving you different responsibilities? Consider disability. But definitely call the unemployment office for advice.

  3. RonVan says:

    Are monthly payments from a self-funded (non-employer) annuity considered retirement benefits by Nevada? I read an article stating they were not considered so by the federal government.

  4. Andrew J says:

    I worked for the past 4 years in Macau, China and lost job through no fault if my own. Can I collect unemployment benefits now that I am home in Nevada? Thank you.

  5. Yujin says:

    Hi,
    I emailed last week. I was laid off and end of employment would be sept 27. i will be given severance and retention. I plan to take a one month vacation overseas in my home country. It was already planned even before we were laid off. it woudl be on the third week of october. there will be two weeks between my end of employment and the start of my one month vacation. first question, when exactly should i apply for unemployment? second question, can i take a vacation for a month while applying for unemployment or while receiving unemployment claim? third question, if i have further question, can i go to the office here in las vegas in person. I hope you will email me with the answers so i can plan ahead of time. i really want to know if i can take a vacation or if i do take, do you cut my unemployment claims ? please let me know. thank you

    • Baggie says:

      You may file for unemployment and receive pay for 2 weeks before heading to the holiday during which you will have to make necessary work searches. You have an option to put your claims on hold and when you are back you can resume your weekly claims. But it is highly suggested that you go down to the nearest unemployment office as your case is complicated and let a claims specialist help you sort it out.
      Note that you have to mention the severance pay while filing claims.

      • Yujin says:

        as per your reply re my last question pls see below
        where is the nearest unemployment office that i can go to. is it ok to go in person ?
        also with severance package that i have, will this affect my unemployment claims? i heard you have to wait months before your weekly claim will be given due to severance pay or will we get our weekly claims as soon as we applied and were approved?

        thank you

        please let me know.

        :?Baggie says:
        August 2, 2013 at 8:16 am
        You may file for unemployment and receive pay for 2 weeks before heading to the holiday during which you will have to make necessary work searches. You have an option to put your claims on hold and when you are back you can resume your weekly claims. But it is highly suggested that you go down to the nearest unemployment office as your case is complicated and let a claims specialist help you sort it out.
        Note that you have to mention the severance pay while filing claims.

  6. Lynn Bowler says:

    I receive retired military pay. I am being laid off after working for a private company for the last five and a half years. Can I file for unemployment while I look for new employment?

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I got laid off June 28, 2013 I have received payment for 2 weeks. When I checked today there was an HD where I usually see PD indicating a problem. I lost a phone call with rep and she stated they had to open a new claim since the employer didn’t pay into unemployment. Does this mean I won’t receive any benefits until this is rectified?

  8. Mady says:

    I need a unemployment closed claim verification for the assistance application Im applying for. I received a letter months ago that states I am no longer receiving my benefits and I CANT FIND IT! Where do I go to find ANYTHING that states I am no longer receiving unemployment benefits. It shouldn’t be this hard!!!! :-( please help! My family eating or not eating depends on this.

  9. Dahaji Mcmillion says:

    This is my weekly claim.

  10. Panos Christodoulou says:

    Find out if im eligible for unemployment?

  11. Mari says:

    I am under fmla due to illness. I have been having a flare which disabled me from working. If I quit due to my flare up, would I be able to receive benefits?

  12. jane wade says:

    I will be laid off on July 5th. When can I begin filing for unemployment benefits? Do I need to wait until after 7/5?

    • Baggie says:

      Hi Jane,

      You can go ahead and file your initial claim immediately after getting laid off. You can start your weekly claims right after this. You will have to serve a waiting period of one week during which you will be asked to file your weekly claims but no pay. During this week, all your documents will be verified and your former employer will be consulted as well.

  13. Jon K Thompson says:

    I work for Pride Transport out of salt lake city 5499 west 2499 south
    Jon drove over the road 40 states [starting date may 29 2012
    date fired June 7th 2013]

  14. Diana says:

    My daughter was approved by her previous employer for unemployment and then they rescinded her approval. Can an employer do that?

    • Baggie says:

      Hi Diana,

      Your daughter can go ahead and place a claim for unemployment benefits. The employer has the authority to appeal a claim. Then the court takes a decision.

  15. Joe Shelley says:

    It was my understanding from hearsay, SS, pension, and retirement benefits were exempt from withholding from unemployment insurance. So when I started getting a small monthly pension in Feb of this year and failed to tell the unemployment office with a phone call, a problem with getting my benefits occurred. There was no subject of pensions on their weekly questioner therefor I assumed pensions were not an element of the formula. When the allowance ran out and I had to file for another tear, the question of pension popped up and it was at that time I checked the box that I was now getting a pension. Well, this put on the brakes to my claim fast and as a result, have a hold on my benefits until everything gets ironed out. I suggest to everyone who hasn’t read the manual to do so in order to prevent delays like the one I am going through. I was set up with an agent via a phone interview about this. The agent informed me that all the info about pensions and other things of this sort not on the weekly filing questioner could be found in the Nevada unemployment handbook and also within a link on the on line site. I am just glad this was caught before too long. It is kind of confusing and some “gray” areas on the weekly questioner are possibly to some, a bit misleading. So, it’s really a good idea to read the booklet because things change all the time especially with the ups and downs with the general economy and unemployment rules and regulations in general.

    • Baggie says:

      Hi again!

      You are right. Unemployment recipients need to pay extra attention to what is in the handbook. It is very much important to declare any sort of earnings received while collecting unemployment benefits. Be it pension, SS, severance or part time earnings. Hiding your earnings may be considered unemployment fraud. So beware.

  16. Carol Money says:

    I was recently let go from a job where I worked for one month shy of 17 years. In December I turned 66 yearws of age and started receiving my social security benefits in January 2013. I have been given a severance package. I worked these 17 years in Nevada but will be moving with my adult daughter and her family back to California in a couple of months. When my severance package expires, will I be eligible to receive unemployment from my job in Nevada?

    • Baggie says:

      Hi Carol,

      There a possibility of you receiving benefits. Your severance pay will have to be declared in while filing for unemployment. Please note that you will be asked to search for job while collecting unemployment benefits.

  17. Joe Shelley says:

    Are pention benifits extracted from my weekly benefit amount?

    • Baggie says:

      Hi Joe,

      Yes, there is a possibility where your weekly benefit amount is reduced based on the pension amount you receive. This is state specific and many criteria are set up to determine whether to deduct the amount or not. If any deduction is to be made, then there are requirements to determine that amount. You might want to check with the unemployment office to know the rules set up in Nevada.

  18. Laura says:

    A doctor that I worked for closed his practice after 8 years. He joined another group as did I, if I leave this group what is the likelihood of me getting unemployment benefits from my prior employer

  19. Eric Cruz says:

    If I got laid off from a job that i worked in nevada for a three weeks (training) than got deployed out of the country for 4 months, all the meanwhile i did not Move officially to nevada my home is in california of which i come back home to after the deployment and i pay income taxes in California, where would i file my claim NV or California

  20. KATHY HOWE says:

    I have been on hold for over three hrs on the number provided for Las Vegas, Nevada. I had a telephone interview with Jolie from your office on 1-16-2013. She stated that I would have to go to expressclaim.org to reopen existing claim. I am trying to do so. When I put in my information it is already there. I have exhausted my severance pay and this week I am seeking employment. Can you advise if I just have to go online on Sunday and answer the questions that are required to get my weekly benefit and nothing further is required. Thank you

  21. raymond narayan says:

    i was self employed for 0ver 25 years. after my heart attack in 2010 i became unfit to work in the field that i was qualifired. i am pennyless and am unemployed and have a 12 year old child. am about to loose my rental accomodation. can i claim unemployed

  22. Lindsay Gaydos says:

    What state would a person apply for benefits in if employed previously and most significantly in the more recent past in Nevada and lived prior and now again lives in California?

  23. valera mercer says:

    I recently left my job in Nevada to move to Nebraska for a better opportunity. I gave proper notice and my last day of work was November second. I will not start my new job until December fifth. I didn’t apply for unemployment because I thought it was only for people who have been laid off. Is it possible that I could qualify and if so can it go back to the time I became unemployed?

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