If you've recently lost your job in Nevada, you may be eligible for Nevada Unemployment Insurance benefits. This is a guide to filing your claim for Nevada unemployment benefits. Since each situation may have its own unique circumstances, make sure you check with the contact numbers and websites listed below to make sure you get the maximum benefits you can claim.
Filing for Unemployment:
Unemployed Nevada workers can file an initial claim for unemployment benefits one of two ways:
- Online – File your initial unemployment claim online
- Telephone – File your unemployment claim by telephone at 775-684-0350 (North Nevada), 702-486-0350 (South Nevada), or 888-890-8211 (Out of state), Hours: M – F 7:30am to 5:30pm
File your claim right away after you've stopped working – don't delay. Your claim starts the week you file. Unemployment benefits are not retroactive, so if you delay you may lose benefits.
- Name, address & phone
- SSN & date of birth
- Name, address, phone number, gross earnings, dates worked, and reason for separation for all employers for the past 18 months
- If you were discharged from the military in the last 18 months, you'll need Copy #4 of your DD Form 214
- If you were a Federal employee in the last 18 months, you'll need SF 8 or SF 50 (or W2 or pay stubs)
- If you are not a US Citizen, you'll need your Alien Registration Number, expiration, and type
After your initial filing, you will receive a monetary determination notice that will give some basic information on the status of your claim.
Filing Your Weekly Claim:
Nevada weekly unemployment benefits based on your average wages up to a maximum $400 per week. Federal Additional Compensation (FAC) currently adds an additional $25 per week to your benefit.
Unemployed Nevada workers can file weekly unemployment claims one of two ways:
- Online – File your weekly unemployment claim on the Internet Claim Filing System online
- Telephone – File your weekly unemployment claim by telephone using the QuickClaim system at 775-684-0350 (North Nevada), 702-486-0350 (South Nevada), or 888-890-8211 (Out of state), Hours: M – F 7:30am to 5:30pm
Nevada unemployment benefits are paid by Debit Card. You should expect your first benefit payment within 10 days after you have filed your initial claim. You should anticipate your ongoing benefit payments within 48 hours after filing your weekly unemployment benefits claim.
Make sure that you file your weekly unemployment claim for the previous week within seven days of the week ending date. Unemployment weeks run from Sunday to Saturday.
Nevada workers may be eligible for career assistance and training benefits through a local Nevada Career Center or through the Nevada Employment Security Division Job Seeker Services online.
Filing for extensions:
If an extended benefit period is declared, based on unemployment rates and it appears that you qualify, you will be notified with instructions to extend your unemployment benefits.
When you return to work, file for credit for the remaining few days you didn't work, and report wages earned for the week. Then, just stop filing - when you stop weekly filing, your unemployment benefits automatically end.
Make sure to keep a copy of your work search record. You may be required to supply copies to the Nevada Employment Security Division office.
If you have any problems or questions with your unemployment claim, email INTERNETHELP@nvdetr.org, or call 775-684-0427 (M – F 8:00am to 5:00pm)