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Nevada Unemployment Insurance Information for Claimants and Employers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

The CARES Act. 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by the President on Friday, March 27, 2020. The Division has received guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) and is now working on the implementation of the various programs.

Status: As of May 16, 2020. The Division has implemented the PUA program. Last updated 05/18/20

Status: As of May 10, 2020. The Division has implemented the PEUC program. Last updated 05/10/20

Status: As of April 12, 2020. The Division has started paying the additional $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments to eligible claimants for the period starting with the week ending April 4, 2020, and payable thru the week ending July 25, 2020. Last updated 04/15/20

Administrative Actions

  • Suspend Work Search Waiver:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DETR's Employment Security Division, as instructed by the Governor, has waived work search requirements beginning 03/15/20 for all claimants. This is due to suitable work not currently available for unemployment insurance claimants as the unprecedented public health crisis has temporarily shut down non-essential businesses across the state. In addition, claimants will not be required to register in-person for employment services at Nevada JobConnect Offices or any other local employment offices within their area until these offices have reopened. Online registration and instructions for Nevada JobConnect can be found on ui.nv.gov. Out of state claimants will not be required to register for employment services in their state until further notice. (NRS 612.375, NAC 612.170). Last updated 05/02/20

  • Suspend Waiting Period:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DETR's Employment Security Division, as instructed by the Governor, has waived the 7-day waiting period currently in place. This waiting period is the time between applying for and receiving unemployment insurance benefits. This directive ensures claimants will receive their benefits as quickly as possible. Last updated 05/02/20

  • Able & Available Issues:

An Administrative action has been put into place to resolve or remove most Able & Available issues that have been created since 03/15/20, based on the administrative actions above and the current economic climate. While not all issues will be resolved, those that are being cleared and have no other issues requiring adjudication on the claim will not prevent payment from processing on that claim. Last updated 05/02/20

  • Deductible Income Issues:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an administrative action has been put into place to address the large number of claims with Deductible Income issues. Claims with a Deductible Income issue will not be paid for a four-week period beginning the effective date of the claim. These issues will still be adjudicated and adjusted accordingly; including any FPUC payments that the claimant may be entitled to receive. Payments will begin to go out for the fifth week of the claim. This action only affects deductible income issues and does not apply to separation pay issues such as vacation pay, severance pay, or pension pay. Last updated 05/02/20

Information for Claimants

Information for Employers

  • Employer Frequently Asked Questions and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Last updated 04/02/20

  • Employer Notification to Employees of the Availability of Unemployment Compensation - Last updated 04/24/20

  • Please note the Nevada May Employer Billing Statements for unemployment insurance contributions initially scheduled for mailing beginning May 10, 2020, will only be available through the online Employer Self Service (ESS). Employers can view online billing statements by logging into their ESS account at ui.nv.gov  

  • Employer Correspondence: The COVID-19 emergency has created an enormous demand on the unemployment insurance system and Employer notices are being delayed. Due to unforeseen mailing delays, we encourage employers to utilize the Employer Self Service portal on UInv. The Department is diligently working to resolve these difficulties and will take these limitations under consideration with Adjudication and Appeals timeliness. The Department asks for Employers to make their best effort to provide the required unemployment information to the agency. - Last updated 04/29/20

  • Employer Charging: Please note, the 1st quarter 2020 Contributory Charge Statements and Reimbursable Billing Statements scheduled for mailing beginning May 22, 2020 will only be available through the online Employer Self Service (ESS) system. Employers may now view online Contributory Charge Statements and Reimbursable Billing Statements by logging into their ESS account. The Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation is exploring options to provide relief of charges as outlined in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Affected employers will be notified of how charging relief will occur once the process for providing this relief is finalized. - Last updated 05/20/20  

  • Use SIDES for Online Unemployment E-response - Last updated 04/29/20

Additional Resources

 

 

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TTY 775-687-5353
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