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Updated : April 4th, 2023

Nevada Unemployment Benefits

Nevada Unemployment Benefits

The Nevada unemployment insurance program is managed by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation. This program provides short-term monetary assistance to eligible employees who lost their job through no fault of their own, enabling them to meet their financial obligations while seeking new employment.

Nevada UI Benefits Calculator

The Nevada Unemployment Benefits Calculator helps you estimate your UI weekly benefits amount.

UI Benefits Calculator
Calculate Your Nevada Unemployment Benefits

See our Nevada unemployment calculator to estimate your UI benefit payments.

Nevada Unemployment Calculator

Eligibility For UI Benefits In Nevada

To qualify for unemployment insurance in Nevada, you must meet the eligibility requirements.

This includes:

  • Being willing and able to work
  • Being available for work
  • Actively seeking work
  • Registering for work with Nevada JobConnect
  • Keeping a weekly record of your work search activities

Monetary eligibility

Your monetary eligibility for benefits is determined by the earnings you made during a specific period called the base period, not by financial need. The base period comprises the first four out of the last five completed calendar quarters that come immediately before you file for benefits.

The higher your earnings, the greater your weekly benefit amount will be, up to the maximum limit.

To qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, you need to meet one of the two following monetary requirements:

  • You must either have earned an amount in the base period that is equal to or greater than one and a half times the earnings in the highest-earning quarter, OR
  • Have wages in at least three out of the four quarters in the past base period.

Regardless of which condition you meet, you must have earned a minimum of $400 during the highest-earning quarter.

Nevada UI eligibility requirements

Job Separation

Unemployment insurance is to provide support to individuals who are jobless due to circumstances beyond their control. While you have the freedom to resign from any job at any time, you will not be eligible for benefits if it is found that you left your previous job without good cause or were terminated due to work-related misconduct.

Some of the good-cause reasons include:

  • You have a medical condition and are unable to work
  • You faced harassment at your workplace
  • Your workplace or work nature was unsafe

Eligibility Calculator

Maintaining Eligibility

To confirm your eligibility, it is necessary to submit a weekly claim for each week that you seek to receive a benefit payment. Your weekly claim will ask questions about:

  • Your work search activity
  • Whether you performed any work, and if so
  • Wages earned for the week
  • Whether you were able, available, and willing to work full time

    Nevada job search requirements

    How To Apply For UI Benefits In Nevada?

    There are three ways to apply for unemployment benefits in Nevada: online, by phone, or by mail.

    You need the following documents to apply for Unemployment Insurance in Nevada:


    To submit your initial claim for benefits electronically, visit and click “Register as a new claimant.” If you already have an account, click “Sign in as an existing claimant.”

    To create a new account, you will be asked to give your personal information, including:

    • Name
    • Social Security number
    • Birth date
    • Email address
    • Phone number

    You will also be asked to create a:

    • Username
    • Password
    • PIN


    You can also use Nevada’s QuickClaim system to apply by phone. You will need to call the UI claim center for your area. After selecting your language preference, you will need to select the “new claim” option. Your initial application for benefits will take approximately five minutes to file.


    If you cannot submit your weekly claims through the internet claims filing system or QuickClaim—such as in the case of a language barrier or disability—you can request to file your initial application and weekly claims by mail. Your request must be made in writing, and must include an explanation for why you are unable to file via other methods. Upon approval of your request, you will be sent the appropriate filing forms to be returned by mail.

    These requests must be sent to:

    Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR)
    500 East Third Street
    Carson City, NV  89713

    How to create a PIN

    You will be asked to create a PIN when you initially file for benefits. Do not share your PIN with anyone. If you forget your PIN or suspect that someone else may know it, contact the Nevada claim center right away and inform them that you wish to change your PIN.

    Learn how to apply for Nevada unemployment

    How To File Weekly Claims

    In order to receive benefits, you will need to file a weekly claim. You must do this within 14 days of the week-ending date, or you may be disqualified from receiving benefits for that week.

    You can file your weekly claim in one of two ways. The first is by going to and clicking “Sign in as an existing claimant.” Log into the system with the username and password you created when filing your initial application for benefits.

    You can also file your weekly claim using the QuickClaim phone system. Simply call the UI claim office that corresponds to your area. Listen to the automated message, and follow the prompts to enter your claim information.

    Learn how to claim weekly benefits

    Things To Know After Filing An Application

    It’s important to stay on top of your unemployment benefits and follow the eligibility criteria to maintain them. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you go through the unemployment compensation process:

    Unemployment fraud

    Each unemployed worker receiving UI benefits is legally obligated to understand and adhere to the guidelines outlined by Nevada state law. Disregarding the rules could lead to significant repercussions for unemployment fraud, including penalties for repayment of benefits, forfeiture of future income tax refunds, disqualification from future eligibility for UI benefits, prosecution, or even incarceration.


    Sometimes, payments are disbursed incorrectly, resulting in overpayments. These overpayments can be caused by various factors, such as claimant mistakes, appeal reversals, fraudulent activity, failure to disclose earnings or income, or errors made by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Any excess benefits received must be reimbursed.

    Extended Benefit Programs

    Nevada will only offer extended benefit programs when specific conditions are met, such as reaching a particular unemployment rate or experiencing natural disasters and severe economic situations (like a pandemic).

    Currently, no extended benefits are available. However, individuals in Nevada can receive unemployment benefits for a period of 26 weeks.

    Job Training Assistance

    There are several job training programs in Nevada, some of which cater to different groups of workers, including veterans and people with disabilities. Nevada offers a range of popular job training programs such as:

    • Nevada JobConnect
    • Nevada Career Information System
    • Rehabilitation Division
    • Veteran Employment Services
    • And more

    Job training opportunities in Nevada

    Nevada Unemployment Office Locations and Phone Numbers

    If you require help with filing your Nevada unemployment insurance claim, you can contact the Unemployment Insurance Claim Center.

    To schedule an appointment for an in-person consultation with a state career counselor, or to obtain additional details about job search programs and career training, reach out to your local Nevada JobConnect Career Center.

    What happens if I go on vacation or am sick for one or more weeks during my unemployment claim?

    You must be available for work to receive unemployment benefits. This means that there cannot be any conditions or barriers that would hinder you from accepting a job immediately. Being sick, going on vacation, lacking transportation, and losing child care are all considered barriers to accepting full-time work.

    Do I have to pay federal taxes on my unemployment benefits?

    Yes. When receiving Nevada unemployment insurance benefits, you have the option to withhold federal income tax. The percentage that you may withhold is 10% of your gross weekly entitlement.

    Nevada does not have an individual income tax, so you are not liable for paying state taxes on your weekly benefit.

    What is the maximum benefit amount I can receive?

    Currently, the maximum weekly benefit amount for Nevada UI benefits is around $483. This amount is re-evaluated in July of each year.

    How do I end my claim after I get a full-time job?

    If you have resumed work and do not want to request benefits any further, you can discontinue filing your weekly claims. By doing so, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation will assume that you have either resumed full-time work or have decided not to claim benefits anymore. There is no requirement to notify the state to discontinue benefit payments.

    Can I file for unemployment benefits in another state while living in Nevada?

    Under federal law, you cannot receive unemployment benefits from more than one state. However, you may qualify for a combined wage claim. This involves combining your base period wages from all the states you were employed. If you think you may qualify for a combined wage claim, a Nevada unemployment claims representative can guide you through the options and procedures for filing.

    Frequently Asked Question

    Q. When can I reopen my claim by phone?
    You can reopen your existing claims when you are laid off again. You can restart your claim Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Note that you may experience wait times when calling when there is a surge in applications.
    Q. Can I recover my UI password or username?
    Yes. You can recover your username, passwords, and PIN numbers online at If you have any queries, contact the representatives at Security Help Desk by calling the Claim Centers and choosing #6.
    Q. How do I end my claim?
    Stop filing your weekly claims if you got a job and no longer wish to receive benefits. If you are laid off again, you can simply reopen the existing claim.

    Questions & Answers

    1. why are these phone operators rude? If you dont say hello fast enough or answer a question fast enough they are hanging up. id assume with all the violence happing in the country customer service would be top notch you dont know whos not trying to be played… especally since yall wanted to play during the pandemic. get it together….

    2. I was fired due to excess absence, but that was because I became homeless and could not work from home and during the time I tried working from home I was suffering from abuse . I got a determination of Denied Benefits w/ relief/ , and in the letter it states I’m not entitled to benefits until I return to work in covered employment and earn a certain amount in 10 weeks. What does that determination mean? And what should I do, should I file an appeal? Please help

      • Riri,

        You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

    3. I am receiving UI from California and decided to move to Nevada for economic reasons. What do I need to do to continue receiving my California benefits that are still available? I filed and I have not received any payments or correspondence and it only shows as pending.

      • Laverne,

        You should be able to, provided your application meets the eligibility criteria. Make sure to declare the income.

    4. I am receiving unemployment benefits and recently began working an on call job, which by the way I do not like. If I quit the on call job and continue to look for FT employment am I still eligible to draw my unemployment?

      • Good morning, I live in Nevada, I started with a company as full time 40 hour weeks in Feb of this year, as of 3 weeks ago my hours have been cut how long do i have to work minimal hours such as 2-3 days a week before I can collect unemployment or do I have to get fired or let go?

        • Shea,

          If there is a reduction in full-time hours, you can claim partial UI benefits until hours are restored. Please consider applying.

      • Lynn,

        I am not completely sure if you can continue receiving UI benefits. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

    5. Where on the internet is there “current” information on trailing spouses? I’m moving from California to Nevada because of my husband’s job, and I want to collect unemployment.

      • I am not military and I moved from California to Nevada in 2018 and received trailing spouse unemployment. California does not require you to be military. If your husband has a job transfer to Nevada you should be able to collect

      • Lorina,

        If you’re resigning from your employment voluntarily to join your husband, you’ll not qualify for UI benefits. Only trailing military spouses are allowed to claim. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

    6. My last year of work was 2013. Can I still apply for benefits? I was not able to log into the site to fill out application. Is there any online help via CHAT or otherwise?

      • Deanna,

        I am not sure if you’re eligible. To qualify, the claimant is required to have active employment and earnings in the last 4-5 calendar quarters. You can call the Claims Center for clarification (phone numbers are available on the official website).

    7. I am having a speaker problem and cannot speak clearly and are confused speaking. I am trying to get on disability. Can I still get unemployment and if not can you tell me what to do until I can get disability? I am still trying to get my diagnoses from my Neurologist.

      • Robert,

        I suggest you call the Unemployment Office for clarity. UI benefits are only extended to claimants who’re able and available for work.

    8. If I quit a job due to becoming a co-owner of a business then filed for unemployment after a year while still co-owner, am I eligible for unemployment?

      • Sharron,

        I am not sure about your eligibility under such circumstances. Please consult the Unemployment Office by calling them.

      • Sheila,

        If you were laid off due to involuntary reasons and looking for employment, you can be eligible. Please declare your pension at the time of applying.

    9. I suffered a mild stroke at the very end of February, 2018. I have been at home, going to various specialists and rehabilitation. I believe my last job was so stressful, it may have been a big factor in having a stroke. Now I feel well enough to return to work, but not at that employer’s office, it is too stressful. Am I eligible to receive unemployment?

      • Margaret,

        Unfortunately, personal reasons such as health issues are generally not considered. Please call the Unemployment Office.

    10. Im seeking my w2’s frpm a company based out of Pahrump NV, nothing yet… another worker also from salem Oregon says that the last 8 years he has claimed uniployment from NV… I don’t want to claim…. I just want to know if ANY funds have been posted under my SSN within your State and im getting nothing by phone…. wont post company here or my ssn will wait for reply to do so….. I cant actualy file eletronicly…ONLY have dates, but no check stubs as I was paid roughly 18,000 in 5 months in cash but the stubs had deductions…. PLEASE SOME ANSWER TO ME FOR HELP

    11. You will have to file online which Nevada because she works the year in Las Vegas. You can do this online and let him know that you moved out of state looking for work require you still do stop search

    12. I worked in Las Vegas, NV in 2017. I lost my job on 12/23/2017. I moved back to California to live with family in January 2018. Do I file unemployment in Nevada or California?

    13. I am no longer getting unemployment checks, I started new job on November 20th, 2017. I am writing to you to let you know I am working now. If there is anything else I need to do, please call me. I am employed by Home Helpers as a Caregiver. I work part time 30 hours a week at 11.00 per hour. Thank you Charlene

      • Charlene,

        Congratulations on your new job! Please note this is a private forum and we are not in contact with the authorities. You can stop making weekly claims and that should take care of it. Please call the Claims Center for clarification.

    14. I left a good job for a new job, with promises I would be doing the same thing in this new job as my old job. The only difference was I was going from a part time job to a full time job. They pretty much deceived me on what the job responsibilities were in this new job. I quit that job today, am I entitled to unemployment benefits since the job was not as they described?

      • Paul,

        It may be considered as voluntary exit making you ineligible to claim. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

    15. I recently was asked to furnish a doctors note before i could be put back on the work schedule after leaving early one day to go to the hospital as I was having chest pains and ended up having to go back to the er three days in a row. The hospital referred me to a regular doctor which i have not seen yet. I am still out of work. Can i apply for unemployment?

      • You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

    16. Our company is being sold, can I apply for unemployment before date of sale so there is no lapse in the unemployment and last day of work?

    17. After three years of working for my employer being a Casino Shift Manager one day a week sometimes more and the other days a table games dealer. I was asked to take a drug test, I agreed to. I also informed them that I had smoked marijuana at home two days prior; i live in NV and it is legal for recreational use as of 1/1/17. After informing my employer of this, they said that ” due to my supervisor position they could not keep me. I loved working for this company and wanting to keep my job asked if I could step down from the supervisor position and the response was no. I was never taken for the drug test, nor given any paperwork to sign. I had my phone interview with unemployment and the status of my case says ” denied relief”. What does this mean and what should I do next? Thanks

      • Please research more about the prevailing employment laws in your state. You can also look up for resources on the internet.

        If you think you have a strong case, please file an “Appeal” and keep supporting documents handy.

    18. If a person is already receiving unemployment benefits, are the benefits affected if the claimant decides to file a claim with the labor commissioner for several employment violations and unpaid wages that occured during employment

      • That is correct. It will have an impact. To understand the level of impact, you may check with the Unemployment Office.

    19. There is an “illness and disability” provision in NV unemployment –“A claimant will not be considered ineligible during a period of illness or disability that occurs during an uninterrupted period of unemployment with respect to which benefits are claimed. ..continuous state of filing … offered work that would have been suitable prior to the beginning of the illness and disability the provisions of the law no longer apply.”
      I need an explanation in English. I filed for unemployment, but the shoulder problem I had is now getting worse and requiring more medical attention. It affects the use of my right arm/hand. So am I still eligible for benefits???

      • Since this is state specific, I suggest that you contact the Claims Center for proper interpretation.

    20. I was forced & bullied to resign, I was told that if I didn’t, I wouldn’t receive all of my benefits, I was there for 17yrs. Even the union rep said & advised me to do the same thing. They accused me of stealing a item that I took home by mistake, & brought it back, the Manager contacted Corporate, told me not to mention a word to nobody, not even union, as a result, they forced me to retire in Lieu of firing me, can I still get unemployment for a ” Constricted Discharge”

      • If the separation from the job is treated as voluntary, you will not be eligible. However, from your post, it looks like a hostile work environment.

        Please contact the Unemployment Office for clarification.

    21. Hi I’m fulltime for 4 years and I transfer to other position within same company. I become steady extra and I didn’t get 40 hours a week. Can I still apply for partial unemployment?

      • That is correct. You can be eligible to apply for partial UI benefits for an involuntary reduction in the hours worked.

        Please consider applying.

    22. I have been working full time for a school for 3 years. I had to take a test to renew my license and did not pass. I am unable to continue my position because of this. Would I qualify for benefits?

      • You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

    23. I live in Nv. I also work in the union and was laid off 12/03/16. I filed my claim and recieved my payment. On 12/12/16 my yearly claim expired. Still unemployed I was directed to open my new claim and when i did it said i was double dipping. I then was directed to answer 2 questions and when i did within 2 days then claim showed opened and asked me the normal questions when u file ur weekly claim. I did not recieve payment for my weekly payment on the new claim. There is no explanation or any notes in the attention box.. Can someone tell me why i didnt recieve my payment?

      • You may not have received the claim payment since the quota expired. There is no extension in benefits.

        Please call the Unemployment Office for further clarification.

      • Personal reasons such as health issues are not considered. You will not be eligible to claim UI benefits during this period.

    24. Hi, my job ends in Mid Dec 2016, I work remotely in Reno NV, where do I file unemployment in CA or Reno Nv? My deductions got updated for Reno in Oct 2016. Pls help.

      • Please file from the state where the deductions were made.

        I suggest that you speak to the employer to check where the UI taxes were paid.

    25. Yesterday i have interview for my unemployment. After interview they didn’t say anything if I get i prove. How im gonna know and how long it gonna takes to get approve for unemployment?

      • Well, they will take a few days after the interview to determine the eligibility as per the timelines. The details will be communicated by mail and also through other channels.

        If you do not hear in about 5-7 business days, please call the Claims Center for an update.

    26. What can you do if you can’t be available for the phone interview. Is it possible to move to another day? Or what happens if I miss the phone interview.

      • If you miss the interview, they will provide a contact number or leave a message with further instructions to reschedule the interview for another day.

        Alternatively, you can also call the Claims Center for further information.

    27. HI I was wondering I read to report earning earned during the weekly pay period . What about if my comssion was earned in july before I lost my job but not paid till ths week . And my commisions were in error and were from before my layoff

      • You may call the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided during office hours to inquire further about reporting the commission earned.

    28. I’m cutrently working road construction.the contract/job will end oct 15 2016..six weeks from now..when is the soonest I can file to get the ball rolling.I allready know my lay off date so why not get all paperwork in order and start the claim.

      • Contracted workers are generally not eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation.

        Please check with your employer if they pay relevant taxes into the system and apply accordingly. If eligible, you can apply as soon as the job ends.

    29. I was terminated for insubordination by the secretary of the company. She is claiming I was insubordinate because I left a meeting before it was over. This did not happen and the meeting in question is voluntary to begin with. Can a person get unemployment in this circumstance?

      • If the reason to fire you was lame, you can still claim UI benefits. Please consider applying and keep supporting documents handy if your employer disputes when you apply.

    30. Hi, would I be eligible to get unemployment benefits if my car broke down. Public transportation does not run to my employer and I live 30 minutes away from work? I have been having frequent car issues lately and do not have to funds to fix the issues of my car. I have 3 children and just need to get by until I find another job.

    31. Why must I wait what is now 12 weeks to get a determination for a contested claim by my employer? I was told “3 weeks” by the mediator, when the correct verbiage would be “21 business days”.
      This is a very unreasonable process and places me and my family in a very unnecessary, difficult and psychologically damaging state. You have no idea how destructive this process is. It needs tremendous improvement! I have yet to receive a determination after now entering my 13th week of filing for benefits? Please advise??

      • Well, I can understand your frustration. Please note this is a private forum.

        The best you can do is to chase them at frequent intervals to ensure timely resolution.

    32. I am still working but my hours were cut from 40/week to 35/week. Can I get unemployment for those missing 5 hours per week. It doesn’t sound like much but the 5 hours of pay used to go to buying groceries.

      • If my hours were cut (company forced reduction) from 40/wk to 35/wk, is there a maximum I can be receiving in my normal weekly check, in order to qualify to claim the 5hrs per week?

        • It depends on various determinants.

          Please consider filing for partial unemployment benefits for the lost hours.

    33. I quit my job due to medical reasons and applied for unemployment. I checked my determination history and it says I was denied with relief. what does this mean?

      • Not really sure what “relief” means.

        Please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided for precise information.

    34. What does this mean? You are entitled to benefits from 02/28/2016, if otherwise eligible. I live in NV. and I looked online to see what decision was made and it does not show misconduct on my part and I have filed my weekly claims for 2 weeks now and still have not seen any money. How am I suppose to go out and find a job when I don’t even have money for gas?

    35. I was laid off and received severance and unpaid vacation pay, I have already filed and was advised that I would not be eligible until sometime in Jan 2016 based on this. My question relates to : I did take a Job in the mean time which is commission based but did receive a guarantee and worked about 50 hrs- i determined that I would more than likely not be able to meet my commission quota after my guarantee and elected to quit. Am I still able to receive unemployment benefits based on my past lay off ? Even with this short-term employment.

      • Yes, you can be eligible after the severance pay period is over. Please do declare the income from commission based job when you apply in Jan 2016.

    36. Question, I live in Nevada and finally returned to work in 10/14 and laid off 4/15. I’m in a Union and have my name on the out of work list, so not sure when I’ll be returning. Do I qualify for any?

      • Please inquire further with the labor dept in your state to check on your eligibility.

        You can call them on the phone numbers provided.

    37. I have been with my present job here in Las Vegas for 10 years. The hours have been cut for all employees due to lack of business. I do receive SSI. Do I still qualify for unemployment benefits?. Thanks, Donald

      • You can be eligible to claim for the reduced hours. However, SSI will have a bearing when you file.

        Please call the claims center/customer service of the labor dept. in your state for further information and apply accordingly.

    38. I am being asked to sign a mutual separation from the company I am working for since April 13, 2015. My job was fine until a new boss came to the company on May 11th, 2015. She apparently didn’t like me from day one. She proceeded to humiliate me, and verbally abused me and told me that I am incapable of performing to her expectations even though I treated her respectfully, she gave me projects and was always critiquing me. I had mentioned this to HR. I have done all of my projects on time and am current with all of my work duties. I had mentioned this to HR and they recommended I speak with her and ask what I was doing wrong. She verbally humiliated me (a total character assassination)and told me my evaluation would be horrible. My work prior to her arrival was excellent. I never ever received a verbal, written or any performance evaluation per our company manual and never received my 90 day review. Never one time was I sat down about my performance. I have done this kind of work for 8 years and have never been fired for my work or treated like this. I am now 6 weeks past my 90 day probation and review (per company manual)… When I asked my direct boss she told me the unreasonable boss was the future of the company and she will pay me 30 days out and that I can take any time off and look for work during my work time and she will gladly write me a reference letter. I told her I did not want to leave the company and I would like to apply for any open positions and there is nothing available. Can I still collect unemployment even though this is no fault of my own? I have sent out resume’s for a similar (paying) job but there is not much out there that fits my position.

      • I can understand your plight. You can qualify, provided you have substantial proof to support your stand in case of a dispute.

        Please consider applying and keep all relevant paperwork handy.

      • Please check with the HR dept in your organization. For private companies, compensation is provided for reduced hours.

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

      • 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.

    40. 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.

      • 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.

    41. 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.

    42. 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.

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