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.
To qualify for unemployment insurance in Nevada, you must meet the eligibility requirements.
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
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.
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 need the following documents to apply for Unemployment Insurance in Nevada:
To submit your initial claim for benefits electronically, visit ui.nv.gov 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:
Social Security number
You will also be asked to create a:
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.
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 ui.nv.gov 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.
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:
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 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.
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.