Nevada Unemployment Benefit Questions
Navigating the Nevada unemployment insurance program can be a daunting task. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions claimants have about the process:
How do I file a claim for unemployment benefits in Nevada?
The fastest way to apply for unemployment benefits is by using the online portal at ui.nv.gov. Claimants can opt for staff-assisted filing by calling the Nevada UI claim centers, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.
There will be wait times when using the telephone option, so the Nevada unemployment division highly recommends that claimants file their application online.
How much is unemployment in Nevada?
Currently, the highest possible weekly benefit amount for Nevada UI benefits is approximately $483, while the lowest weekly benefit amount is $16. These amounts are reviewed every July.
You can calculate your own weekly benefit amount by visiting the Nevada Unemployment Calculator.
How long does Nevada unemployment take to process?
Claimants usually receive unemployment compensation within two business days of filing their weekly claim, provided there are no eligibility issues.
When does my weekly claim start?
The start of a benefit week is at 12:01 a.m. every Sunday, and it concludes at midnight on the following Saturday. It is not possible to request payment for a week until the week has concluded.
Failure to file your claim within fourteen days may result in it being deemed untimely. This could lead to a denial of benefits for that week. If you fail to file for more than three weeks, your claim for unemployment benefits will be considered inactive.
How do I check the status of my claim in Nevada?
To check the status of your claim, you have two options. First, you can access the claimant self service portal at ui.nv.gov, and click “Claimant homepage” to see a list of all previous claims you have submitted and their status. Alternatively, you can choose option #3 and call the Nevada UI claim centers.
How do you contact Nevada unemployment?
If you have any questions about filing your unemployment insurance application or weekly claims, you will need to contact the Nevada UI Claims center that serves your local area.
Can I file an unemployment claim with another state?
Under federal law, it is not possible to receive unemployment benefits from multiple states. However, if you worked in more than one state during your base period, you can ask for your out-of-state wages to be combined with your Nevada earnings to increase your weekly benefit amount.
What happens if I lie to get unemployment benefits in Nevada?
If you deliberately provide incorrect details or neglects to disclose crucial facts in order to obtain benefits, it is considered unemployment fraud and is punishable under Nevada state law. The penalties for fraud may include benefit denial, repayment of benefits along with penalty fees, and criminal prosecution.
Who pays for Nevada unemployment insurance?
The Unemployment Insurance costs in Nevada are paid entirely by employers. There is no tax deduction made from employee wages to fund the program.
Can you work part time and receive unemployment benefits?
Yes, you can work part time and file for unemployment benefits. However, you must continue to seek full-time work. You also must report any earnings in your weekly claims. These earnings will be deducted by 75% from your weekly benefit amount for each week.
You are not eligible for benefits for any week in which your earnings exceed one and a half times your weekly benefit amount.
To calculate your estimated weekly benefit amount, visit the Nevada Unemployment Calculator.
What wages do I need to report?
The term “wages” refers to the gross amount earned by an individual before any deductions are made. Any wages earned need to be reported in the week for which they were earned, rather than when they are paid.
Wages can be many different types of compensation. Examples include:
- Casual labor paid in cash
- The cash value of meals (provided as a meal allowance per pay period)
- Lodging (when provided in exchange for work)
- Dividends paid to a corporate officer
- Profit sharing
- Severance pay
- Vacation pay
- Wages paid in lieu of notice
- Holiday pay
- Distributions from a 401K or other deferred plans
- Compensation for services provided to work off a debt
- Military active duty pay
- Residual pay
- Back pay awards
- Bonus payments
Are unemployment benefits subject to taxes?
Nevada unemployment benefits are subject to federal taxes, and you can opt to have 10% of your weekly benefit amount withheld and sent to the IRS.
Nevada does not have a personal income tax, so there is no need to withhold earnings for state taxes.
Can I get unemployment if I am receiving a pension or retirement?
If you receive any pension or retirement payments, such as those from private employer plans, annuities, Keoghs, or deferred compensation, it is important to inform the Nevada unemployment claim center. Income from these sources may reduce your weekly benefit amount.
What happens if I lose my job shortly after finding reemployment?
Benefit claims are valid for one year after filing, so if you get a new job and lose it within that time frame, you will want to reopen the claim. To reopen a claim, you will need to call your local UI claim center or log into your ui.nv.gov internet claim filing system account.