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Nevada Unemployment Application

Nevada Unemployment Application

    Apply Online

    Call Toll Free: (888) 890-8211

    Northern Nevada: (775) 684-0350

    Southern Nevada: (702) 486-0350

    Visit a Nevada Job Center

    In order to receive Nevada unemployment insurance benefits, you must submit an initial application. This can be completed online at or by calling the state’s QuickClaims phone system.

    Applying for Nevada unemployment benefits online

    The easiest way to apply for Nevada unemployment benefits is by using the 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
    • Name
    • Mother’s maiden name
    • Contact information
    • Birth date
    • Demographic information
    • Employment history for the past 18 months

    How to create your account

    To create an account to file for unemployment benefits, go to 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
    • Fraud

    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.

      • Gregory,

        I am not sure what you mean. Please provide details. To ascertain eligibility, please use the “Eligibility Calculator” available on this website.

    1. I’m unsure of the exact dates that I worked from place to place. I know mainly the months I started and ended not the exact day. Does that matter? If so how do I find out the exact day?

    2. I attempt to file a claim, but the website says I am putting in the wrong date (my birthday? how would they know?). It’s not incorrect. I call and get hung up on, every number listed. “All lines are busy.” How do you talk to someone who can help? I am effectively being denied the ability to file for unemployment benefits.

      • Patrick,

        Please consider the option of visiting an office in the vicinity for an update. You will find the contact details on the website.

    3. Why this gotta be so difficult. .. i did a application,eligibiliy, and calculating now what?? I’m not getting any further with info, do I file a weekly claim now? How do you talk to a person?

    4. unemployed from 4-18-17 til 6-5-17 (back to work now) Dint realize wen I applied at first one had to reapply every week (my bad) Ive gotten one paymet thank you, but I don’t know how to now go back to receive the rest help! Thank you

      • If you’re now employed, you will not be able to claim retrospectively.

        Please call the Claims Center to inquire further.

      • Thank you for the post.

        We’ve edited this page to include details pertaining to the web portal where the claim can be filed online.

      • Well, I don’t think you have to.

        Please call the Unemployment Office to verify before making a decision on your employment.

    5. My employer continually pays later than the published pay date. I havent been paid in 3 weeks. Do i qualify for unemployment? Is this a justifiable reason to quit this job?

      • Well, it can be a valid reason to quit the job and draw UI benefits from the state until you find a new job.

        Please be sure to call the Unemployment Office and confirm before making a decision on your employment.

    6. I have been trying to file for UI. I am a retired vet and federal employee. I was released from the military due to loss of military membership. (medically retired). I am in the 2nd month of a 6 month wait for benefits. I tried to file for unemployment and it says I already created which I have not. A good number to talk to someone is all I need.

    7. I was terminated in April, wrongfully in my opinion, but didn’t file because I thought I’d have another job quickly. Is it too late to file a claim?

      • They generally consider your income during the base period(4 of the last 5 calendar quarters) to determine eligibility.

        You’re required to have employment during this period.

    8. I was taken off the work schedule when I asked why they told me they would call me and I never heard from them do I still qualify even if I don’t know why I was taken off schedule

      • If they ask for the original, then you may have to produce it. Guess it should be fine as long as you know the SSN.

        You may want to reapply for the card soon.

    9. My benefits were exhausted over 2 years ago. i have worked for the last 2 years and was recently laid off.
      should i reopen the old claim or file for a new one.

      • It would be good if you apply for a new one rather than using the old claim.Please phone the claims center in Nevada to confirm this before applying.

    10. I was hurt at work and was terminated last week due to work comp. I am currently receiving benefits from comp. Do I need to wait for these to run out prior to starting an employment claim.

      Thank You

    11. I’m contractor at Nellis AFB and has not been to work since 1 Oct 13 due to the govt closure. Can I file for unemployment and what reason should I indicate (i.e. govt closure or force reduction)?

    12. I would like to know how long does it take for unemployment benefits to start in Las Vegas if you worked in another state?

    13. Just got laid off of drink and drag and my cheks always my cheks are back I cant cash them out !!! Since two monts ago I’m de desperate needing help

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