Nevada Unemployment Insurance

What is Nevada Unemployment Insurance Benefit?

Unemployment Insurance Benefit is a joint Federal and State program that provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under State law), and meet other eligibility requirements of State law.  The unemployment benefits are funded through unemployment insurance (UI) tax paid by the employers.

All states require a worker to have earned a certain amount of wages or to have worked for a certain period of time (or both) within the base period to be monetarily eligible to receive any Unemployment benefits.  You cannot claim unemployment insurance if you only worked for one week at the job.

If you quit a job, you can not get unemployment benefits. You must be laid off or terminated through no fault of your own.

How to Apply for Nevada Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

If you have been fired or terminated recently, you can apply for Nevada Unemployment Benefits using the following method.

To file a UI claim online:
http://www.ui.nvdetr.org/UI_Agreement.html

To file a claim by telephone number:
http://ui.nvdetr.org/uinv_contact_us.htm

How much are Nevada Unemployment Benefits?

Your Unemployment Benefits depends on your based period, the average wage in three months.  The basic base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the calendar quarter in which the claim is effective.

The maximum weekly Nevada Unemployment Benefit is $407.  You must re-certify each week and be actively seeking employment during your unemployment.

State Year Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit UI Term
Nevada 2014-2015 $407 26 Weeks

How long can you receive Nevada Unemployment Benefit?

In general, you can receive up to 26 weeks of unemployment benefit.  During periods of high unemployment, Unemployment benefits claimants may collect more weeks of benefits.

Nevada Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When should I apply for Nevada Unemployment Insurance?  As soon as possible.  Unemployment Insurance benefits are not retroactive.
  • What are the Nevada Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Requirements? You must meet the following: a) Out of work due to no fault of your own b) Physically able to work c) Actively seeking work d) Ready to accept work
  • How long can I get Nevada Unemployment Insurance?  Generally, you can claim Unemployment Insurance for a maximum of 26 weeks.
  • Are Nevada Unemployment Insurance benefits checks taxable?  Yes, Nevada Unemployment Insurance income is fully taxable and must be reported.  You also have to report UI income on the Federal tax return.

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Nevada Unemployment Insurance Online and Contact Information:

Contact the Nevada Department of Labor for more information on Unemployment Insurance Benefits.

General Information about the Unemployment Insurance Program:
http://detr.state.nv.us/

Northern Nevada — (775) 684-0350

Southern Nevada — (702) 486-0350

Rural Nevada & Out-of-State — (888) 890-8211

To better serve our clients, DETR has added two additional phone numbers, which are available from 6pm to 6am, for weekly claim filing. If you are unable to reach us through our main numbers, 775-684-0350 and 702-486-0350, please try the numbers below: 775-684-3387 702-486-3387