Nevada Unemployment Guide

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:

  1. Online – File your initial unemployment claim online
  2. 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.

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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:

  1. Online – File your weekly unemployment claim on the Internet Claim Filing System online
  2. 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.

Unemployment Benefits

Health care benefits may also be available through the Health Coverage Tax Credit - Check COBRA and The IRS for details.

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.

Ending Unemployment:

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, or call 775-684-0427 (M – F 8:00am to 5:00pm)

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Tasha Shure

If i was determined unelidgeable for unemployment what are the steps in an appeal process?? Im positive that I can prove them wrong. How do you appeal when an employer lies about your termination? Is it worth it?

November 18 2011 at 2:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

are you eligible for nevada unemployment insurance if you were a part time hair dresser

November 06 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Renata Stone

Hi , Im on federal unemployment , and im on the end on my second tear . Does anyone know how many weeks total you get on the federal . Someone told me the thought it was 99 weeks , Again Im on my last week oh the second tear , But when I called they said I only have 14 weeks left , How is that if I have another week before i go on my third tear , Can someone please help me understand this , Or does anyone know of a website that I can get some answers , Thank you , LOST

May 31 2011 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was with Manpower working with the Clark County District Attorney Office for 7 years when Clark County switched to Prioriy Staffing which I have been with for 4 years. I have always worked for the District Attorney's office. I was wondering if Clark County was to lay me off would I be eligible to collect unemployment benefits with the temp services? Just wondering. Haven't been laid off.

April 26 2011 at 5:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert Joers

I, am going to have surgery on Feb 14,2011. I, will not be able to activly look for work, for 4 weeks. I, am currently on a 33 week extension for benefits. What do I, need to do to resume my benefits, when released?

Thank you.

Robert Joers

January 28 2011 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David Hall

how can i check the status of my unemployment claims for the last 2 weeks

October 26 2010 at 3:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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