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Updated : August 10th, 2021

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.

Monetary Eligibility

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.

Find out more about eligibility requirements

Job Separation

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

Eligibility requirements – overview

Maintaining Eligibility

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

Find out on job search requirements

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


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.

Learn how to claim weekly benefits

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

Benefits Calculator

Use the benefits calculator to determine the estimated weekly unemployment benefit amount.

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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.

Benefits Extension

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

Know more job training opportunities in NV

Nevada Phone Numbers

Find the below-listed phone numbers of unemployment offices in Nevada:

Nevada Unemployment Office Numbers

Unemployment assistance - (775) 684-0427
Unemployment fraud hotline - (800) 269-0271 (Social Security Fraud Hotline)

Locate your nearest unemployment office

Frequently Asked Question

Q. When can I reopen my claim by phone?
You can reopen your existing claims when you are laid off again. You can restart your claim Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Note that you may experience wait times when calling when there is a surge in applications.
Q. Can I recover my UI password or username?
Yes. You can recover your username, passwords, and PIN numbers online at If you have any queries, contact the representatives at Security Help Desk by calling the Claim Centers and choosing #6.
Q. How do I end my claim?
Stop filing your weekly claims if you got a job and no longer wish to receive benefits. If you are laid off again, you can simply reopen the existing claim.

Questions & Answers

  1. I recently was asked to furnish a doctors note before i could be put back on the work schedule after leaving early one day to go to the hospital as I was having chest pains and ended up having to go back to the er three days in a row. The hospital referred me to a regular doctor which i have not seen yet. I am still out of work. Can i apply for unemployment?

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  2. Our company is being sold, can I apply for unemployment before date of sale so there is no lapse in the unemployment and last day of work?

  3. After three years of working for my employer being a Casino Shift Manager one day a week sometimes more and the other days a table games dealer. I was asked to take a drug test, I agreed to. I also informed them that I had smoked marijuana at home two days prior; i live in NV and it is legal for recreational use as of 1/1/17. After informing my employer of this, they said that ” due to my supervisor position they could not keep me. I loved working for this company and wanting to keep my job asked if I could step down from the supervisor position and the response was no. I was never taken for the drug test, nor given any paperwork to sign. I had my phone interview with unemployment and the status of my case says ” denied relief”. What does this mean and what should I do next? Thanks

    1. Please research more about the prevailing employment laws in your state. You can also look up for resources on the internet.

      If you think you have a strong case, please file an “Appeal” and keep supporting documents handy.

  4. If a person is already receiving unemployment benefits, are the benefits affected if the claimant decides to file a claim with the labor commissioner for several employment violations and unpaid wages that occured during employment

    1. That is correct. It will have an impact. To understand the level of impact, you may check with the Unemployment Office.

  5. There is an “illness and disability” provision in NV unemployment –“A claimant will not be considered ineligible during a period of illness or disability that occurs during an uninterrupted period of unemployment with respect to which benefits are claimed. ..continuous state of filing … offered work that would have been suitable prior to the beginning of the illness and disability the provisions of the law no longer apply.”
    I need an explanation in English. I filed for unemployment, but the shoulder problem I had is now getting worse and requiring more medical attention. It affects the use of my right arm/hand. So am I still eligible for benefits???

    1. Since this is state specific, I suggest that you contact the Claims Center for proper interpretation.

  6. I was forced & bullied to resign, I was told that if I didn’t, I wouldn’t receive all of my benefits, I was there for 17yrs. Even the union rep said & advised me to do the same thing. They accused me of stealing a item that I took home by mistake, & brought it back, the Manager contacted Corporate, told me not to mention a word to nobody, not even union, as a result, they forced me to retire in Lieu of firing me, can I still get unemployment for a ” Constricted Discharge”

    1. If the separation from the job is treated as voluntary, you will not be eligible. However, from your post, it looks like a hostile work environment.

      Please contact the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  7. Hi I’m fulltime for 4 years and I transfer to other position within same company. I become steady extra and I didn’t get 40 hours a week. Can I still apply for partial unemployment?

    1. That is correct. You can be eligible to apply for partial UI benefits for an involuntary reduction in the hours worked.

      Please consider applying.

  8. I have been working full time for a school for 3 years. I had to take a test to renew my license and did not pass. I am unable to continue my position because of this. Would I qualify for benefits?

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  9. I live in Nv. I also work in the union and was laid off 12/03/16. I filed my claim and recieved my payment. On 12/12/16 my yearly claim expired. Still unemployed I was directed to open my new claim and when i did it said i was double dipping. I then was directed to answer 2 questions and when i did within 2 days then claim showed opened and asked me the normal questions when u file ur weekly claim. I did not recieve payment for my weekly payment on the new claim. There is no explanation or any notes in the attention box.. Can someone tell me why i didnt recieve my payment?

    1. You may not have received the claim payment since the quota expired. There is no extension in benefits.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further clarification.

    1. Personal reasons such as health issues are not considered. You will not be eligible to claim UI benefits during this period.

  10. Hi, my job ends in Mid Dec 2016, I work remotely in Reno NV, where do I file unemployment in CA or Reno Nv? My deductions got updated for Reno in Oct 2016. Pls help.

    1. Please file from the state where the deductions were made.

      I suggest that you speak to the employer to check where the UI taxes were paid.

  11. Yesterday i have interview for my unemployment. After interview they didn’t say anything if I get i prove. How im gonna know and how long it gonna takes to get approve for unemployment?

    1. Well, they will take a few days after the interview to determine the eligibility as per the timelines. The details will be communicated by mail and also through other channels.

      If you do not hear in about 5-7 business days, please call the Claims Center for an update.

  12. What can you do if you can’t be available for the phone interview. Is it possible to move to another day? Or what happens if I miss the phone interview.

    1. If you miss the interview, they will provide a contact number or leave a message with further instructions to reschedule the interview for another day.

      Alternatively, you can also call the Claims Center for further information.

  13. HI I was wondering I read to report earning earned during the weekly pay period . What about if my comssion was earned in july before I lost my job but not paid till ths week . And my commisions were in error and were from before my layoff

    1. You may call the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided during office hours to inquire further about reporting the commission earned.

  14. I’m cutrently working road construction.the contract/job will end oct 15 2016..six weeks from now..when is the soonest I can file to get the ball rolling.I allready know my lay off date so why not get all paperwork in order and start the claim.

    1. Contracted workers are generally not eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation.

      Please check with your employer if they pay relevant taxes into the system and apply accordingly. If eligible, you can apply as soon as the job ends.

  15. I was terminated for insubordination by the secretary of the company. She is claiming I was insubordinate because I left a meeting before it was over. This did not happen and the meeting in question is voluntary to begin with. Can a person get unemployment in this circumstance?

    1. If the reason to fire you was lame, you can still claim UI benefits. Please consider applying and keep supporting documents handy if your employer disputes when you apply.

  16. Hi, would I be eligible to get unemployment benefits if my car broke down. Public transportation does not run to my employer and I live 30 minutes away from work? I have been having frequent car issues lately and do not have to funds to fix the issues of my car. I have 3 children and just need to get by until I find another job.

  17. Why must I wait what is now 12 weeks to get a determination for a contested claim by my employer? I was told “3 weeks” by the mediator, when the correct verbiage would be “21 business days”.
    This is a very unreasonable process and places me and my family in a very unnecessary, difficult and psychologically damaging state. You have no idea how destructive this process is. It needs tremendous improvement! I have yet to receive a determination after now entering my 13th week of filing for benefits? Please advise??

    1. Well, I can understand your frustration. Please note this is a private forum.

      The best you can do is to chase them at frequent intervals to ensure timely resolution.

  18. I am still working but my hours were cut from 40/week to 35/week. Can I get unemployment for those missing 5 hours per week. It doesn’t sound like much but the 5 hours of pay used to go to buying groceries.

    1. If my hours were cut (company forced reduction) from 40/wk to 35/wk, is there a maximum I can be receiving in my normal weekly check, in order to qualify to claim the 5hrs per week?

      1. It depends on various determinants.

        Please consider filing for partial unemployment benefits for the lost hours.

  19. I quit my job due to medical reasons and applied for unemployment. I checked my determination history and it says I was denied with relief. what does this mean?

    1. Not really sure what “relief” means.

      Please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided for precise information.

  20. What does this mean? You are entitled to benefits from 02/28/2016, if otherwise eligible. I live in NV. and I looked online to see what decision was made and it does not show misconduct on my part and I have filed my weekly claims for 2 weeks now and still have not seen any money. How am I suppose to go out and find a job when I don’t even have money for gas?

  21. I was laid off and received severance and unpaid vacation pay, I have already filed and was advised that I would not be eligible until sometime in Jan 2016 based on this. My question relates to : I did take a Job in the mean time which is commission based but did receive a guarantee and worked about 50 hrs- i determined that I would more than likely not be able to meet my commission quota after my guarantee and elected to quit. Am I still able to receive unemployment benefits based on my past lay off ? Even with this short-term employment.

    1. Yes, you can be eligible after the severance pay period is over. Please do declare the income from commission based job when you apply in Jan 2016.

  22. Question, I live in Nevada and finally returned to work in 10/14 and laid off 4/15. I’m in a Union and have my name on the out of work list, so not sure when I’ll be returning. Do I qualify for any?

    1. Please inquire further with the labor dept in your state to check on your eligibility.

      You can call them on the phone numbers provided.

  23. I have been with my present job here in Las Vegas for 10 years. The hours have been cut for all employees due to lack of business. I do receive SSI. Do I still qualify for unemployment benefits?. Thanks, Donald

    1. You can be eligible to claim for the reduced hours. However, SSI will have a bearing when you file.

      Please call the claims center/customer service of the labor dept. in your state for further information and apply accordingly.

  24. I am being asked to sign a mutual separation from the company I am working for since April 13, 2015. My job was fine until a new boss came to the company on May 11th, 2015. She apparently didn’t like me from day one. She proceeded to humiliate me, and verbally abused me and told me that I am incapable of performing to her expectations even though I treated her respectfully, she gave me projects and was always critiquing me. I had mentioned this to HR. I have done all of my projects on time and am current with all of my work duties. I had mentioned this to HR and they recommended I speak with her and ask what I was doing wrong. She verbally humiliated me (a total character assassination)and told me my evaluation would be horrible. My work prior to her arrival was excellent. I never ever received a verbal, written or any performance evaluation per our company manual and never received my 90 day review. Never one time was I sat down about my performance. I have done this kind of work for 8 years and have never been fired for my work or treated like this. I am now 6 weeks past my 90 day probation and review (per company manual)… When I asked my direct boss she told me the unreasonable boss was the future of the company and she will pay me 30 days out and that I can take any time off and look for work during my work time and she will gladly write me a reference letter. I told her I did not want to leave the company and I would like to apply for any open positions and there is nothing available. Can I still collect unemployment even though this is no fault of my own? I have sent out resume’s for a similar (paying) job but there is not much out there that fits my position.

    1. I can understand your plight. You can qualify, provided you have substantial proof to support your stand in case of a dispute.

      Please consider applying and keep all relevant paperwork handy.

    1. Please check with the HR dept in your organization. For private companies, compensation is provided for reduced hours.

  25. If I am being asked to do things that are against the law according to NRS and I quit, am I eligible for unemployment?

    1. You will be eligible for unemployment insurance if you quit due to no fault of your own provided you meet all other basic eligibility requirements.

  26. I am currently under FMLA due to my disease.
    It is becoming very difficult for me to keep this job, since I am sick quite frequently.
    Is it possible for me to receive unemployment if I quit because of my life long illness,which when I have a flare, makes it almost impossible to do my job.?
    This has caused me to call in or leave work early quite often.

    1. Do your best to preserve a good employment relationship. It may seem like a lot to ask, but is it possible the employer can accomodate your condition by giving you different responsibilities? Consider disability. But definitely call the unemployment office for advice.

  27. Are monthly payments from a self-funded (non-employer) annuity considered retirement benefits by Nevada? I read an article stating they were not considered so by the federal government.

  28. I worked for the past 4 years in Macau, China and lost job through no fault if my own. Can I collect unemployment benefits now that I am home in Nevada? Thank you.

  29. Hi,
    I emailed last week. I was laid off and end of employment would be sept 27. i will be given severance and retention. I plan to take a one month vacation overseas in my home country. It was already planned even before we were laid off. it woudl be on the third week of october. there will be two weeks between my end of employment and the start of my one month vacation. first question, when exactly should i apply for unemployment? second question, can i take a vacation for a month while applying for unemployment or while receiving unemployment claim? third question, if i have further question, can i go to the office here in las vegas in person. I hope you will email me with the answers so i can plan ahead of time. i really want to know if i can take a vacation or if i do take, do you cut my unemployment claims ? please let me know. thank you

    1. You may file for unemployment and receive pay for 2 weeks before heading to the holiday during which you will have to make necessary work searches. You have an option to put your claims on hold and when you are back you can resume your weekly claims. But it is highly suggested that you go down to the nearest unemployment office as your case is complicated and let a claims specialist help you sort it out.
      Note that you have to mention the severance pay while filing claims.

      1. as per your reply re my last question pls see below
        where is the nearest unemployment office that i can go to. is it ok to go in person ?
        also with severance package that i have, will this affect my unemployment claims? i heard you have to wait months before your weekly claim will be given due to severance pay or will we get our weekly claims as soon as we applied and were approved?

        thank you

        please let me know.

        :?Baggie says:
        August 2, 2013 at 8:16 am
        You may file for unemployment and receive pay for 2 weeks before heading to the holiday during which you will have to make necessary work searches. You have an option to put your claims on hold and when you are back you can resume your weekly claims. But it is highly suggested that you go down to the nearest unemployment office as your case is complicated and let a claims specialist help you sort it out.
        Note that you have to mention the severance pay while filing claims.

  30. I receive retired military pay. I am being laid off after working for a private company for the last five and a half years. Can I file for unemployment while I look for new employment?

  31. I got laid off June 28, 2013 I have received payment for 2 weeks. When I checked today there was an HD where I usually see PD indicating a problem. I lost a phone call with rep and she stated they had to open a new claim since the employer didn’t pay into unemployment. Does this mean I won’t receive any benefits until this is rectified?

  32. I need a unemployment closed claim verification for the assistance application Im applying for. I received a letter months ago that states I am no longer receiving my benefits and I CANT FIND IT! Where do I go to find ANYTHING that states I am no longer receiving unemployment benefits. It shouldn’t be this hard!!!! :-( please help! My family eating or not eating depends on this.

  33. I am under fmla due to illness. I have been having a flare which disabled me from working. If I quit due to my flare up, would I be able to receive benefits?

  34. I will be laid off on July 5th. When can I begin filing for unemployment benefits? Do I need to wait until after 7/5?

    1. Hi Jane,

      You can go ahead and file your initial claim immediately after getting laid off. You can start your weekly claims right after this. You will have to serve a waiting period of one week during which you will be asked to file your weekly claims but no pay. During this week, all your documents will be verified and your former employer will be consulted as well.

  35. I work for Pride Transport out of salt lake city 5499 west 2499 south
    Jon drove over the road 40 states [starting date may 29 2012
    date fired June 7th 2013]

  36. My daughter was approved by her previous employer for unemployment and then they rescinded her approval. Can an employer do that?

    1. Hi Diana,

      Your daughter can go ahead and place a claim for unemployment benefits. The employer has the authority to appeal a claim. Then the court takes a decision.

  37. It was my understanding from hearsay, SS, pension, and retirement benefits were exempt from withholding from unemployment insurance. So when I started getting a small monthly pension in Feb of this year and failed to tell the unemployment office with a phone call, a problem with getting my benefits occurred. There was no subject of pensions on their weekly questioner therefor I assumed pensions were not an element of the formula. When the allowance ran out and I had to file for another tear, the question of pension popped up and it was at that time I checked the box that I was now getting a pension. Well, this put on the brakes to my claim fast and as a result, have a hold on my benefits until everything gets ironed out. I suggest to everyone who hasn’t read the manual to do so in order to prevent delays like the one I am going through. I was set up with an agent via a phone interview about this. The agent informed me that all the info about pensions and other things of this sort not on the weekly filing questioner could be found in the Nevada unemployment handbook and also within a link on the on line site. I am just glad this was caught before too long. It is kind of confusing and some “gray” areas on the weekly questioner are possibly to some, a bit misleading. So, it’s really a good idea to read the booklet because things change all the time especially with the ups and downs with the general economy and unemployment rules and regulations in general.

    1. Hi again!

      You are right. Unemployment recipients need to pay extra attention to what is in the handbook. It is very much important to declare any sort of earnings received while collecting unemployment benefits. Be it pension, SS, severance or part time earnings. Hiding your earnings may be considered unemployment fraud. So beware.

  38. I was recently let go from a job where I worked for one month shy of 17 years. In December I turned 66 yearws of age and started receiving my social security benefits in January 2013. I have been given a severance package. I worked these 17 years in Nevada but will be moving with my adult daughter and her family back to California in a couple of months. When my severance package expires, will I be eligible to receive unemployment from my job in Nevada?

    1. Hi Carol,

      There a possibility of you receiving benefits. Your severance pay will have to be declared in while filing for unemployment. Please note that you will be asked to search for job while collecting unemployment benefits.

    1. Hi Joe,

      Yes, there is a possibility where your weekly benefit amount is reduced based on the pension amount you receive. This is state specific and many criteria are set up to determine whether to deduct the amount or not. If any deduction is to be made, then there are requirements to determine that amount. You might want to check with the unemployment office to know the rules set up in Nevada.

  39. A doctor that I worked for closed his practice after 8 years. He joined another group as did I, if I leave this group what is the likelihood of me getting unemployment benefits from my prior employer

  40. If I got laid off from a job that i worked in nevada for a three weeks (training) than got deployed out of the country for 4 months, all the meanwhile i did not Move officially to nevada my home is in california of which i come back home to after the deployment and i pay income taxes in California, where would i file my claim NV or California

  41. I have been on hold for over three hrs on the number provided for Las Vegas, Nevada. I had a telephone interview with Jolie from your office on 1-16-2013. She stated that I would have to go to to reopen existing claim. I am trying to do so. When I put in my information it is already there. I have exhausted my severance pay and this week I am seeking employment. Can you advise if I just have to go online on Sunday and answer the questions that are required to get my weekly benefit and nothing further is required. Thank you

  42. i was self employed for 0ver 25 years. after my heart attack in 2010 i became unfit to work in the field that i was qualifired. i am pennyless and am unemployed and have a 12 year old child. am about to loose my rental accomodation. can i claim unemployed

  43. What state would a person apply for benefits in if employed previously and most significantly in the more recent past in Nevada and lived prior and now again lives in California?

  44. I recently left my job in Nevada to move to Nebraska for a better opportunity. I gave proper notice and my last day of work was November second. I will not start my new job until December fifth. I didn’t apply for unemployment because I thought it was only for people who have been laid off. Is it possible that I could qualify and if so can it go back to the time I became unemployed?

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