Nevada Unemployment Benefit Questions

When should I file benefits if I am receiving severance and/or vacation pay? Does receiving this pay disqualify me for Unemployment Benefits? For how long?

You should file your claim immediately upon becoming unemployed. During the interview process, you will be asked to report your severance and/or vacation pay. Your period of disqualification will be determined through Adjudication. Click here for more information on Unemployment Benefits, including applying online.

What do I do if I don’t have money to get back from a job?

If you are enrolled in one of the WIA programs, you may be eligible for transportation costs for a short period of time. There are no subsidies for employed individuals. For more information, get personal service from your local Nevada JobConnect Office.

Would an employer’s recent trend of laying off people and “shrinking” operations be enough to prove poor economic conditions within the company, or would more be required?

Even if an employer is laying individuals off due to a shortage of work, a person may be considered to be discharged if the reason for their separation was based on a cause other than a lack of work. Each case is reviewed individually and the circumstances surrounding the separation are taken into account when determining the nature of the separation.

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  1. Once I am collecting Nevada State unemployment can I continue to collect benfits if I find a job for only 10 hour per week?

    • If you found a part time job, you can collect benefits. Notify the labor dept.

      The benefit amount will certainly be a reduced value.

  2. I recently underwent surgery for a total knee replacement which is restricting my ability to perform certain physical aspects of my position which are essential functions of the job. Complete recovery is approximately 1 year which will not occur until the end of 2014. I am working with my employer to try to find reasonable accommodations but we have not yet agreed on a plan. If we cannot reach a solution and I have to resign will I be eligible to file for unemployment?

    • Well, you’re moving out on health grounds.

      Generally,UI benefits are extended to those who are available and ready to work.Please explore Workers compensation or workman’s comp for any benefits to suit your condition.

    • Self employed are generally not considered for UI benefits. Please try exploring other benefits offered in your state.

  3. If I gave a week’s notice to my employer, with an offer to work longer, if needed, but my employer terminated my employment to end the next day, am I eligible for unemployment compensation from them?

  4. i am single and live alone. because of not having a job i am looking for a less expensive place to live and looking for a job at the same time. Will i receive more than one week at the first claim?

    • You will only receive what has been filed.Please speak to a representative on one of the numbers below before filing/for modifying existing claim.

      Northern Nevada: (775) 684-0350
      Southern Nevada: (702) 486-0350
      Rural Areas and Out of State Callers: (888) 890-8211 Toll Free
      Rural Areas and Out of State Callers: (888) 890-8211 Toll Free
      Call Center Hours of Operation and Holiday Schedule

  5. My daughter was recently “fired” (through no fault of her own) from a company she worked with for 4.5 months. She was told she could not file for unemployment because she did not pay into it (or the company did not pay into it). Aren’t employers required to pay into unemployment or offer it to the employee? I live in California, so Nevada laws may be different. Thank you!

    • I gave a week’s notice to my employer today and offered to work beyond that, if needed. But my employer chose to terminate my employment tomorrow after my work shift. Do I qualify for unemployment?

  6. my husband was hurt on the job and then was laid off, he has had a finger amputated and is receiving workmans comp for now , when can he file for unemployment benefits ? Also he worked in Nevada but lives in Arizona , what state do we file benefits for ? can we file a claim thru an az. unemployment office ? and will they handle the Nevada claim for us ? thank you I have many unanswered questions and cant seem to research these precise answers

  7. My job is relocating to minden from Reno will I quail if for unemployment until I find a new job if I leave this company when they move. It’ll be 1.5 hour drive each way to new location

  8. How long does it uaually take to receive your first unemployment check after you have applied for unemployment?

  9. I started drawing a pension from my previous job at 55 years of age. I am now 63, there are rumors that the company that I work for will be closing down. Will I be eligible for unemployment compensation, in Nevada?

  10. I am self employed since 12/28/2010 and work for commission. My business has drop considerably this last year and this year is even worse. I have been using my 401K to help me pay my bills, am I eligible for unemployment benefits. I work from home and have a disability, I have degenative disc diseas, bulging disc and spinal stinoses, and can only sit and stand for short periods at a time.

    • Are you receiving Social Security Insurance for your disability? Your situation could be more complex than I am able to answer – self employment issues may exclude you. Is there a state re-employment center you can contact? They can be a wealth of information for all “job seekers”.

  11. Can Federal employees in Nevada apply for unemployment? If so, how quickly can they expect to recieve unemployment pay.

  12. I am going to be relocating to another state due to my husbands job. What is the wait time before unemployment benefits apply? I’ve heard 6 weeks or more. Anyone know for sure?

    • Hi Kathleen,

      Usually, a person has to serve a waiting week during which they will be asked to file a weekly claim but will not receive any pay. This will be the week where your initial claim is processed.

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