Nevada Unemployment Benefits
The state of Nevada offers Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to those who have lost their job through no fault of their own. The program is administered by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) and funded by employers in the form of UI taxes. Read through the page to find out more about the unemployment benefits in Nevada.
Eligibility To Apply For UI Benefits In Nevada
You must meet monetary and job separation requirements to be eligible for the Nevada unemployment benefits.
To be monetary eligible for unemployment benefits, you must earn at least $400 in your highest quarter of the base period. You must also meet any one of the following conditions:
- Your wages in the base period must be equal to or exceeding one and one-half times the high quarter earnings
- You must have wages in each of at least three of the four quarters in the past base period
In Nevada, the standard base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately preceding your initial unemployment claim. If you don’t have enough wages in your base period, the state will consider wages in your alternative base period, i.e., the most recently completed four calendar quarters.
You can receive unemployment benefits only if you have lost your job through no fault of your own. In case you have quit your job voluntarily, you will not receive unemployment benefits unless the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation considers the reasons as good-cause. Some of the good-cause reasons include:
- You have a medical condition and are unable to work
- You faced harassment at your workplace
- Your workplace or work nature was unsafe
In addition to meeting eligibility requirements, you must maintain your eligibility as long as you are unemployed and wish to collect UI benefits. You can maintain your UI eligibility in the following ways:
Able to work – You must be physically and mentally able to work.
Available for work – You must be ready to go to work and be willing to accept full-time or part-time work.
Actively seeking work – You must actively look for a suitable job. You can meet work search requirements by:
- Applying to employers who are willing to hire people with your experience and/or skills
- Registering with Job Service office
- Using all possible methods to look for work, including reaching out Nevada JobConnect office or the Job Service office
- Meeting reporting requirements of a union (that has an exclusive referral to jobs), you have registered with
- Be willing to accept the hours and pay that is customary in the area for your work type/field
- Recording work search activities and submitting them online at ui.nv.gov
How To Apply For UI Benefits In Nevada?
You need the following documents to apply for Unemployment Insurance in Nevada:
In Nevada, you can file unemployment online or by telephone.
It is the easiest and fastest way to apply for unemployment benefits in Nevada. You can file for benefits online at ui.nv.gov.
You can also apply for benefits by telephone, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- If you reside in Northern Nevada, call (775) 684-0350
- If you reside in Southern Nevada, call (702) 486-0350
- If you are filing Interstate, call (888) 890-8211
How To File Weekly Claims
You can file weekly claims by calling the weekly claim filing system (QuickClaim) or using the Internet Claim Filing System. You must file weekly certifications for the previous week within 14 days of the week ending date.
UI Benefits Amount
If you are monetarily eligible, your weekly benefit amount will be 1 /25, or 4% of your highest quarter base period earnings. This amount will not be more than the maximum weekly benefit amount set by law each year, beginning July 1. The total benefit amount you would receive will be based on:
- 26 times your weekly benefit amount
- 1/3 of your total base period earnings
Use the benefits calculator to determine the estimated weekly unemployment benefit amount.
Things To Know After Filing An Application
A claimant must know a few aspects after filing for Nevada Unemployment Insurance.
Sometimes, you may receive a benefit amount more than you are entitled to. Unemployment overpayment may occur due to various reasons, including:
- Administrative errors
- Reversal of unemployment decision
- Failure to fill benefits application correctly and completely
- False statements or wilful misinterpretation
If you receive an overpayment, you will have to repay it. You can pay back the amount by mailing in a check or sending a money order to the Nevada Employment Security Division. Make sure you have entered your name and Social Security number on your check or money order before sending it to the Division.
If you cannot repay the overpaid amount at once, you can arrange a repayment agreement and pay back the amount in installments. However, if you believe that repaying the overpaid amount would cause you extreme hardship, you can request an overpayment waiver.
Overpayment Through Fraud
If you have received overpayments through fraud, you will be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits. In addition, you will be required to pay the penalty and may also face criminal charges.
Normally, you can receive benefits for a maximum of 26 weeks. But if the unemployment is too high, the Department may provide benefits for additional weeks.
Job Training Assistance
Nevada JobConnect offices across the state help you find a job and provide information on resources that can help you with your job training. Also, it provides the following services:
- Trade Act Services
- Access employment resources
- Résumé and cover letter assistance
- Self-guided employment searches
- Business directory of local employers
- Referral to available job openings
- Job development and placement assistance
- Employment-related workshops
- Career Enhancement Program
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Veterans Employment Services
- Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Services
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act services
- Phones and computer access to file Unemployment Insurance claims