On Friday, March 27, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law. As guided by the Department of Labor, these are the various programs available to eligible Nevadans under the CARES Act.


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Unemployment support for otherwise ineligible workers, including self-employed.

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Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

13 additional weeks of benefits for regular unemployment insurance exhaustees.

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Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

An additional $600 added to each week of unemployment insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

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Unemployment filing procedural waiver

Unemployment Filing Procedural Waiver

Suspend Work Search Waiver

As instructed by the Governor, DETR's Employment Security Division, has waived work search requirements beginning 03/15/20 for all claimants in acknowledgment of the unavailability of unsuitable work resulting from the Covid19 public health crisis temporary shutdown of non-essential businesses.

Additionally, claimants will not be required to register for employment services in-person at Nevada JobConnect Offices or any other local employment offices within their area until these offices have reopened. 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).


Waiting Period

The 7-day waiting period (i.e., the waiting period of the time between applying for and receiving unemployment insurance benefits) previously suspended by the Governor has been reinstated as of August 8, 2020.

Able & Available Issues

Able & Available Issues

An Administrative action has been put into place to resolve or remove most Able & Available issues created beginning 03/15/20. While not all issues will be resolved, those that are cleared and have no other issues requiring adjudication on the claim will be allowed to proceed with processing and payment on the claim.

Deductible Income Issues

Deductible Income Issues

Claims with a Deductible Income issue will not be paid for a one-week period beginning the effective date of the claim. Issues will still be adjudicated and adjusted accordingly, including any FPUC payments that the claimant may be entitled to, and payments will be paid starting the second week of the claim, if all other eligibility requirements are met. This action affects deductible income issues including separation pay issues such as vacation pay, severance pay, wages in lieu and paid vacation. This action does not apply to pension pay issues as these issues do not fall within the separation pay category.

Important Information

For Claimants

For Claimants

How to bypass the Weekly Work Search Activity Page and other claimant specific information

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For Employers

For Employers

Employer Frequently Asked Questions and COVID-19 and other employer specific information

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Additional Resources

Helpful Information and sites

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