Nevada Unemployment Application
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Applying for Nevada unemployment benefits online
The easiest way to apply for Nevada unemployment benefits is by using the ui.nv.org filing system. This system allows you to manage and communicate with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) about your unemployment benefits. This includes:
- Filing an initial application
- Filing weekly claims
- Updating contact information
- Viewing correspondence and notices
- Checking for updates regarding claims and benefit payments
Applying for Nevada unemployment benefits by phone
If you require assistance with filing your application for benefits or lack internet access, you can file your unemployment insurance claim using the QuickClaim phone system. You will need to call the UI claims center that corresponds with the area you live. The QuickClaim system operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.
It will take approximately five minutes to file your initial application for unemployment benefits. During this process, you will be asked to create a PIN. It’s important to remember your PIN and keep it confidential, as it will be used to file weekly claims.
Applying for Nevada unemployment benefits by mail
In very limited circumstances, such as in the case of a language barrier or disability, the Nevada DETR will allow you to file your application for unemployment benefits by mail. If you believe you qualify, you must submit your request in writing and note the reason you need to file by mail. If the division approves your request, they will mail you a form for benefits.
Information needed to file for benefits
When you fill out an application for Nevada UI benefits, you’ll need to submit the following information:
- Social Security number
- Mother’s maiden name
- Contact information
- Birth date
- Demographic information
- Employment history for the past 18 months
How to create your ui.nv.org account
To create an account to file for unemployment benefits, go to ui.nv.gov and click the “For UI Claimants” tab. Then, click “Register as a new claimant”
Complete the claimant registration form and review all information before clicking “Submit.”
Next, you will be asked to create a username and password. Upon your first login, you will be asked to create a security profile that includes selecting a security image, security phrase, and three security questions.
Verifying your identity for unemployment benefits
To prevent scammers from fraudulently claiming benefits using your name and Social Security number, the unemployment division will request personal identifying information from you. This information will be cross-checked with records on file at other government agencies, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Social Security Administration, to confirm your identity.
The division will keep this information strictly confidential in order to protect you from identity theft. You may also be required to fill out an identity affidavit, which must be notarized and sent back. Additionally, you might need to show up in person to verify your identity with government documents. If you fail to comply with these requirements, your payment may be delayed or benefits may be denied.
What to do after submitting an initial application for Nevada unemployment insurance
After you file an initial claim for benefits, you will need to file a weekly claim to maintain eligibility and collect payment. You will also need to complete a weekly work search activity record to meet the job search requirements. While Nevada does not specify how many employers you need to contact each week to collect benefits, they do require you to carefully document your job search process and make a good faith effort to find a new job during the weeks in which you file.
How to register for work
Another component of the Nevada unemployment application process is registering for work with Nevada Job Services. To do so, you will need to visit your local Nevada JobConnect office. If you live outside of the state of Nevada, you must register with the state job service office that serves your area.
Failure to register for work may lead to a delay or denial of unemployment benefits.
Why would a UI application be denied?
There are many reasons you may be denied benefits, including:
- Job misconduct
- Voluntarily quitting
- Labor disputes
- Unable or unavailable for full-time work
- Refusal of suitable work
What happens if my unemployment application is denied?
If your application for benefits is denied, you will receive a Notice of Denial in the mail. If you believe you were disqualified from receiving benefits in error, you have the right to appeal the decision by presenting your case in front of an appeals referee.
When will I start receiving UI benefits?
After submitting your weekly claim, you can expect to receive unemployment compensation in approximately two business days, provided you meet all Nevada eligibility criteria.
You can calculate your weekly benefit amount by visiting our Nevada Unemployment Calculator.