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Nevada Unemployment Application

  • If you have been separated from work, you can file your initial claim during your first week of total or partial unemployment.
  • You can file your first claim in one of the two ways: by calling the TeleClaim Center or visiting a One-Stop Career Center close to you. You can also visit to file over the internet.
  • Have your entire information ready before filing your claim.
  • If you have received severance pay upon your separation from work, you may still be eligible for unemployment benefits, so it is still important to call to file your initial claim during your first week of total or partial unemployment.
  • If eligible for unemployment benefits, you can expect to receive your first payment in 3-4 weeks if there are no issues with your claim.
  • In general, it takes approximately 3 weeks to process a claim; however, you will still need to claim benefits every week.

Information needed is as follows:

  1. Your Social Security Number
  2. The year you were born
  3. Your home address and telephone number
  4. Whether you have filed an unemployment insurance claim in your state or in any other state during the past 12 months
  5. Your last day of employment
  6. The names and addresses of all of the employers you have worked for during the 15 months prior to filing your claim and the dates you worked for each of these employers. If you are reopening a claim, be ready with the same information for the past 8 weeks
  7. The reason that you are no longer working or that your hours have been reduced The names, dates of birth and social security numbers for any dependent children, if you are going to apply for dependency allowance
  8. Your alien registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen

If You Are Not a United States Citizen

You must give verification that you were legally eligible to work in your state and that you are presently eligible to begin a new job.

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Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Nevada

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Questions & Answers

  1. donald frost says:

    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

    • Sam says:

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

      Please call the Claims Center to inquire further.

  2. Good Samaritan says:

    Just a heads up, contrary to what this page says, you CAN apply online for Unemployment Insurance in Nevada. Go to and select “Create New User Account” to get started.

    • Sam says:

      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.

  3. connie ashley says:

    my co is moving and will be 65 miles one way. do I have to travel that far?

    • Sam says:

      Well, I don’t think you have to.

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

  4. Kent says:

    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?

    • Martin says:

      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.

  5. ashley hilliard says:

    i need to file for unemokyment

  6. David Hartsell says:

    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. Scott Forsythe says:

    I need to collect unemployment check because got laid off from Post Office

  8. Tonya Prather says:

    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?

    • Martin says:

      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.

  9. ernesto says:

    i need informacion of my record

  10. Erica says:

    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

  11. mary beth sebesta says:

    I do not have my physical social security card. Will I still be able to apply for unemployment?

    • Adrian says:

      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.

  12. Lonnie says:

    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.

    • Adrian says:

      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.

  13. Jim Stuart says:

    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

  14. John D. says:

    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)?

  15. Danielle says:

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

  16. Jose r. Ruiz says:

    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

  17. Bonita Gamble says:

    Where is the closest career center in Reno, NV? How do I apply for benefits? Thanks, Bonita

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