Nevada Unemployment

you become unemployed you may qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefit payments until you find a new job.

In order to qualify for benefits, you must be unemployed through no fault of your own, file claims for each week you remain unemployed, keep searching for work, and be available and able to work at all times. If you refuse a job offer for any reason, you will be disqualified. Transportation and personal reasons such as child care are not considered valid reasons to refuse remunerated work.

In order to get your benefits you have to open a new claim by using the QuickClaim automated system or by completing the online filing process. To use QuickClaim you can call 775-684-0350 if you live in Northern Nevada, or call 702-486-0350 for Southern Nevada residents. Rural Nevada and Interstate claimants should call 888-890-8211. The QuickClaim system uses Interaction Voice Recognition software to record your answers.

If you would rather file your claim through the Internet, you will have to access http://www.expressclaim.org and register as a new user. You will be provided with a password and a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use when calling the QuickClaim system. Both password and PIN are personal and confidential. You should keep this information safe and never share it with others. Claims cannot be filed by third parties. If you have someone file your claim using your personal information you will be subject to penalties up to, and including, the suspension of your benefits for a period of time.

When you file your initial claim you will be requested to enter information about your previous employers and quarterly earnings. You will also need to provide your Social Security Number, full name and address, telephone numbers and email address. You will have to specify the reasons why you left your last job to make sure you qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefits.

Make sure you have all the documentation needed at the time you file your claim to avoid delays. The entire process should take you around five minutes.

You are also required to file weekly claims using the same system you used for your initial claim. When you file a weekly claim, you will be asked to submit information about your work search contacts and enter your weekly earnings for that week, if any.

Based on the information you provide, you will have your benefits calculated and paid. You must file your weekly claims during the week following the one you are claiming. Benefit weeks start on Sunday and end on Saturday.

The amount of money you receive depends on your quarterly earnings. Your weekly benefit amount is four percent of your highest quarter earnings during the past 18 months.

Any inaccurate, incomplete or false information can be considered fraud, so make sure you revise your documentation before filing a claim and never share your passwords and PIN with anyone else.