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Max. Weekly Benefit Amount
$450
Max. Weeks of Benefits
26
Current Jobless Rate
7.7%
Max Weekly Benefit Amount
$450
Max Weeks of benefits
26
Current Jobless rate
7.7%

Updated : August 10th, 2021

Nevada Unemployment Benefits

The state of Nevada offers Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to those who have lost their job through no fault of their own. The program is administered by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) and funded by employers in the form of UI taxes. Read through the page to find out more about the unemployment benefits in Nevada.

Eligibility To Apply For UI Benefits In Nevada

You must meet monetary and job separation requirements to be eligible for the Nevada unemployment benefits.

Monetary Eligibility

To be monetary eligible for unemployment benefits, you must earn at least $400 in your highest quarter of the base period. You must also meet any one of the following conditions:

  • Your wages in the base period must be equal to or exceeding one and one-half times the high quarter earnings
  • You must have wages in each of at least three of the four quarters in the past base period

In Nevada, the standard base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately preceding your initial unemployment claim. If you don’t have enough wages in your base period, the state will consider wages in your alternative base period, i.e., the most recently completed four calendar quarters.

Find out more about eligibility requirements

Job Separation

You can receive unemployment benefits only if you have lost your job through no fault of your own. In case you have quit your job voluntarily, you will not receive unemployment benefits unless the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation considers the reasons as good-cause. 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 requirements – overview


Maintaining Eligibility

In addition to meeting eligibility requirements, you must maintain your eligibility as long as you are unemployed and wish to collect UI benefits. You can maintain your UI eligibility in the following ways:

Able to work – You must be physically and mentally able to work.

Available for work – You must be ready to go to work and be willing to accept full-time or part-time work.

Actively seeking work – You must actively look for a suitable job. You can meet work search requirements by:

  • Applying to employers who are willing to hire people with your experience and/or skills
  • Registering with Job Service office
  • Using all possible methods to look for work, including reaching out Nevada JobConnect office or the Job Service office
  • Meeting reporting requirements of a union (that has an exclusive referral to jobs), you have registered with
  • Be willing to accept the hours and pay that is customary in the area for your work type/field
  • Recording work search activities and submitting them online at ui.nv.gov

Find out on job search requirements

How To Apply For UI Benefits In Nevada?

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

In Nevada, you can file unemployment online or by telephone.

Online

It is the easiest and fastest way to apply for unemployment benefits in Nevada. You can file for benefits online at ui.nv.gov.

Telephone

You can also apply for benefits by telephone, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • If you reside in Northern Nevada, call (775) 684-0350
  • If you reside in Southern Nevada, call (702) 486-0350
  • If you are filing Interstate, call (888) 890-8211

How To File Weekly Claims

You can file weekly claims by calling the weekly claim filing system (QuickClaim) or using the Internet Claim Filing System. You must file weekly certifications for the previous week within 14 days of the week ending date.

Learn how to claim weekly benefits

UI Benefits Amount

If you are monetarily eligible, your weekly benefit amount will be 1 /25, or 4% of your highest quarter base period earnings. This amount will not be more than the maximum weekly benefit amount set by law each year, beginning July 1. The total benefit amount you would receive will be based on:

  • 26 times your weekly benefit amount
  • 1/3 of your total base period earnings

Benefits Calculator

Use the benefits calculator to determine the estimated weekly unemployment benefit amount.

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Things To Know After Filing An Application

A claimant must know a few aspects after filing for Nevada Unemployment Insurance.

Overpayments

Sometimes, you may receive a benefit amount more than you are entitled to. Unemployment overpayment may occur due to various reasons, including:

  • Administrative errors
  • Reversal of unemployment decision
  • Failure to fill benefits application correctly and completely
  • False statements or wilful misinterpretation

If you receive an overpayment, you will have to repay it. You can pay back the amount by mailing in a check or sending a money order to the Nevada Employment Security Division. Make sure you have entered your name and Social Security number on your check or money order before sending it to the Division.
If you cannot repay the overpaid amount at once, you can arrange a repayment agreement and pay back the amount in installments. However, if you believe that repaying the overpaid amount would cause you extreme hardship, you can request an overpayment waiver.

Overpayment Through Fraud

If you have received overpayments through fraud, you will be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits. In addition, you will be required to pay the penalty and may also face criminal charges.

Benefits Extension

Normally, you can receive benefits for a maximum of 26 weeks. But if the unemployment is too high, the Department may provide benefits for additional weeks.

Job Training Assistance

Nevada JobConnect offices across the state help you find a job and provide information on resources that can help you with your job training. Also, it provides the following services:

  • Trade Act Services
  • Access employment resources
  • Résumé and cover letter assistance
  • Self-guided employment searches
  • Business directory of local employers
  • Referral to available job openings
  • Job development and placement assistance
  • Employment-related workshops
  • Career Enhancement Program
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Veterans Employment Services
  • Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Services
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act services
  • Phones and computer access to file Unemployment Insurance claims

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Nevada Phone Numbers

Find the below-listed phone numbers of unemployment offices in Nevada:

Nevada Unemployment Office Numbers

Unemployment assistance - (775) 684-0427
Unemployment fraud hotline - (800) 269-0271 (Social Security Fraud Hotline)

Locate your nearest unemployment office



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 UI.NV.gov. 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. 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

    1. Riri,

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

  2. 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.

    1. Laverne,

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

  3. 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?

    1. Lynn,

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

    2. 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?

      1. Shea,

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

  4. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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

  5. 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?

    1. 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).

  6. 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.

    1. Robert,

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

  7. 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?

    1. Sharron,

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

    1. 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.

  8. 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?

    1. Margaret,

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

  9. 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

    1. Good morning I already stablish my claim but is been like 2 weeks and I haven’t received my unemployment card

  10. 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

  11. 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?

  12. 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

    1. 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.

  13. 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?

    1. Paul,

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

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