How to Apply for Nevada Unemployment
Nevada residents seeking to apply for unemployment benefits have several options from which to choose. For applicants who want to file for unemployment in NV, the process is fairly straightforward as long as all information is obtained and all requirements are met. If you are looking for information about how to file for an unemployment claim, see the following sections:
• How can I sign up for unemployment in Nevada?
• How to file the weekly unemployment claim in Nevada
• Where to sign up for unemployment in Nevada
• What are the Reemployment Services (RES) and the Reemployment Eligibility Assessment (REA) programs in Nevada?
• Programs for Chronic Unemployment in Nevada
How can I Sign Up for Unemployment in Nevada?
You can easily file for unemployment in Nevada through telephone assistance or online. To begin the unemployment registration process, you will need your personal identification, pay stubs, and employer information. You will also need to make sure all contact information is accurate and your wages and reason for unemployment match what your employer will report. For those unsure of how to apply for unemployment online, the on-screen instructions will walk you through the process. In addition, the Nevada Employment Security Division uses an Internet filing system used for establishing new claims, making changes to existing claims and filing weekly claims. Make sure you do not apply for unemployment benefits without thoroughly checking this information, as any inaccuracies could result in denial of benefits.
Once you file for an unemployment claim and submit your application, you will receive a notice in the mail with your “Notice of Monetary Determination.” This letter shows your base wages and weekly benefit amount. Also look for a notice from the JobConnect program, which may contain information about where to register for unemployment benefits and how to schedule an appointment with a representative to help you learn how to gain eligibility. Either way, you will have to complete registration at a Nevada JobConnect office and follow the other requirements of work registration.
How to File the Weekly Unemployment Claim in Nevada
To file for unemployment in NV, you must begin your weekly claim that same week. Once you have completed the Nevada online application for unemployment, or filed a claim by telephone, the next step is to register with the weekly claim certification system, QuickClaim. You can place a backdated unemployment insurance claim request for the previous week, otherwise your claim will begin starting the Sunday of the week the claim is filed. Your weekly claim will cover the previous two weeks, but no farther back than 14 days. You will receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use with the system when you first call the Telephone QuickClaim Center. It is recommended to create an easy-to-remember pin, and never share your PIN with anyone.
Where to Sign Up for Unemployment
You cannot fill out a Nevada unemployment EDD application at your local unemployment office, but must use the automated telephone or internet claim filing system.
What are the Reemployment Services (RES) and the Reemployment Eligibility Assessment (REA) programs?
These unemployment insurance benefits programs are administered by the Nevada JobConnect office, and if you qualify they will provide work search assessment and other reemployment services. You will be sent a letter if you are selected containing an appointment date to meet with a representative. If you cannot show up for the appointment, notify the office right away to reschedule, otherwise you will be expected to make it. At the appointment you will be asked about your work/life situation, and this information will be sent to the Unemployment Insurance Adjudication Department which will decide the amount of benefits and their duration.
Programs for Chronic Unemployment
The Worker Profiling and Reemployment Service (WPRS) is provided by the state to help individuals who are likely to exhaust their available unemployment insurance coverage. This program offers transition preparation, and more in-depth analysis of eligibility for other services, such as job workshops and counseling.
The Career Enhancement Program (CEP) is another program that is put together by businesses in Nevada to help unemployed individuals return to work. The program offers access to training and helps applicants meet eligibility qualifications, advises on best locations where to apply for unemployment jobs, how to record work search contacts and how to improve a resume. If randomly selected, you will receive a notice with instructions that must be followed to participate in the program and to prevent denial or delay of weekly benefits.