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Nevada Unemployment Eligibility

Individuals who are considered unemployed through no fault of their own may be entitled to collect unemployment insurance benefits in Nevada.

Non Monetary Eligibility

Minimum qualifications for eligibility include, but are not limited to:

  1. Must be wholly unemployed or employed less than full-time and have earnings less than their weekly entitlement;
  2. Must be found to be jobless through no fault of their own;
  3. Must be available to seek and accept work customary to their normal occupation;
  4. Must be physically and mentally able to work at the time they initiate a claim for benefits; and,
  5. Must not refuse suitable work when offered.

Monetary Eligibility

An individual must have worked in employment and have enough wages within the base period to qualify monetarily for benefits. The work should be in “covered” employment, but it is not needed to be completely within one state. The vast majority of employers are “covered” employees, but some employment is freed from coverage, such as work performed for a church, self-employment and work executed for private employers while in the supervision of a state correctional institution.

In Nevada, an individual should have earned at least $400 in one quarter of the base period, and have total base period earnings of not less than 1-1/2 times the earnings in the highest quarter,

OR

must have wages in at least 3 of the 4 base period quarters used to calculate eligibility.

Eligibility Questions

What is a person if fired? Will he/she be able to collect UC benefits?

Usually, in Neveda you have to lose your job through no fault of your own in order to obtain unemployment.
In most cases, this means that if you get fired, you cannot receive jobless benefits.

In case you get fired from your job, you must proceed and apply for jobless benefits, as there are some cases where you can be fired from your job and still obtain benefits.

If you think like you were fired unjustly, or there were justifying situations, ensure to tell your unemployment counselor about them. If your unemployment application is rejected, you also have the right to appeal the decision.

I am quitting my current job for a rightful reason. What are my chances with UC?

Every person has the right to leave any job for any reason. But if it is concluded that you quit without good cause, you must be denied benefits. Usually, jobless benefits are only obtainable to individuals who lost a job through no mistake of their own.

Be sure that you cannot quit your job because you didn’t like it, or it was too tough, or because it didn’t pay sufficient, or because the hours didn’t work for your schedule – and still wait for you to obtain unemployment.
Gather proof that you will need to prove your case, so you can obtain unemployment if you quit a job. For a health problem or care of a family member, you will require a doctor’s letter. In case the reason was a work problem, like discrimination, harassment or poor conditions, you may have to give witnesses to confirm.
Attend the “fact finding hearing” after being informed. The hearing may either be in person or by phone. Carry all proof or have your witnesses with you.

I will be laid off in a week’s time. Am I eligible?

Normally, in Nevada you have to have lost your job through no fault of your own so as to obtain unemployment. When you get laid-off, it is not your fault.
In about all cases, this means that if you get laid-off, you are entitled to receive unemployment benefits.
If you become jobless, you must immediately apply for unemployment benefits.
Getting laid-off doesn’t mean that you were fired or you did something wrong. It means that the company that you worked for did not have sufficient work for you to do, and could no longer afford to pay you to do your job.

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  1. Eugenio R Valencia

    I just retired in May 2018 and moved to Las Vegas from California in December 2018 My vision is 75% and my hearing is also about 75% can I apply for UI or DI I`am willing to work if I can find a job in my condition

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