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File for Unemployment in Nevada
There are multiple offices in Nevada where you can use resources to file for unemployment. Your local office offers computers, telephones, and fax and copy machines to assist you with all of your unemployment insurance claim needs. There are two ways to file for benefits, the Online Claim Filing System at ui.nv.gov, or by phone through your nearest Nevada QuickClaim service number (listed below).
Unemployment Application And Initial Claim
File Your Unemployment Application and Initial Claim Process
File by using the UI Nevada website.
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--Click on “File A New Claim” to open a new page.
--Now, click on “Create New User Account”
Fill in the pertinent information, including:
- First and last name
- Choose a security question
- Email address
- Social security number
- Username and password
- Contact information
Your username must be at least eight characters long with no special characters, while your password cannot contain your first or last name and must have one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, and one number.
After creating your account, it is necessary to follow the onscreen instructions to finish your application. This includes inputting all of the information mentioned above, verifying all of it, setting up a payment system, and submitting your application. Feel free to save your information and finish your application later, if needed.
Once your application has been submitted, you can track it on the UI Nevada website by signing in with your username and password. This is a useful way to track your benefits and to learn more about Nevada unemployment in Nevada in general. You can also do the following on the site:
- Utilize reemployment services
- Read the FAQ to sort through any confusion
- Request a 1099-G form
- Learn more about Nevada statutes and regulations regarding unemployment
- Contact customer support to sort through personal concerns
Don't hesitate to learn more about Nevada unemployment using your unemployment account. It is an easy and helpful way to stay on top of your benefits and to find a career that works for you.
Documents and Information Needed During Filing
Whether you are filing your You will need to have several documents and information ready when filing for unemployment insurance in Nevada, including:
- All information regarding your employers from the last 18 months, employer name, address, phone numbers, and supervisors.
- The starting and ending dates of each employer, including the total earnings
- Bank account information
- Gross wages earned for the current week
- Driver's license or state ID
- Social security number
- Alien registration number (if not a citizen)
- SF-50 or SF-8 forms if you were a federal employee or a DD-214 if you were a military employee
Make sure to have all of this information on hand before beginning your application. In Nevada, some of this information will be uploaded on the system before you begin working, but not all of it.
Claim Weekly Benefits
When you claim weekly unemployment insurance benefits in Nevada, you are letting the ESD know that your employment status qualifies you for continued benefits. It is important to not only continually look for work, but to report your work search log to ESD each week you claim benefits. Your claim could be negatively affected if either you refuse to look for work or falsely report that you are doing so.
How to Claim Weekly Benefits
Every week , you must report the following on the UI Nevada website:
- Any wages you’ve earned
- The names and contact information for each organization where you applied for work
- The result of each work search application
All of this information must be precise and accurate. Make sure to include phone numbers and the name of the person with whom you submitted the application. This information isn’t necessarily checked regularly, but it needs to be completed in order to continue your weekly claims.
Claim Denials or Discrepancies
Typically, claims are denied if the office believes you either quit your job without just cause or were fired for misconduct. In the case of a simple filing error, it is rather easy to appeal. A signed explanation from your former employer can help sort through the problem.
You and your former employer(s) have the right to appeal any decision and obtain a fair hearing before a separate and impartial appeals referee.
Any unemployment discrepancies, including overpayment, underpayment, fraud, or other concerns must be reported to the Appeals Tribunal. All reports are confidential.
All claims must be filed within 11 days of the date the decision was mailed to you. You may appeal the decision by sending a letter to the address shown on the decision requesting an appeal. Be sure to include your name, Social Security number, and the reason of your appeal. You must sign your appeal request. You may fax, mail, or file your appeal online.
Fraudulently withholding earnings outside of benefits is a felony and will be prosecuted. You will also be required to pay back the money you earned from any overpayment.
Appeals Process for Denied Claims
If your unemployment was denied for any reason in Nevada, you can appeal within 11 days after the date of the mailing of your notice of denial. Note: This does not mean the day you received the notice, but the listed on the determination notice.
Immediately visit an unemployment office and pick up an appeal claim. On the claim, you will need to include your full name, address, and social security number. The notice of denial will include the explanation and your appeal must counter that claim with your own rationale.
Continue filing for weekly claims while your appeal is pending in order to continue receiving benefits. If the appeal goes in your favor, you will receive any missed benefits. This decision is made by an Appeals Referee and includes a hearing at one of the Appeals Offices mentioned below. A notice of hearing will be sent at least seven days before the day of the hearing.
You are allowed to have legal representation during this hearing. You can even subpoena witnesses, if necessary. An attorney will be provided for you by Nevada Legal Services if you cannot afford one.
All evidence (including that from your employer) will be weighed and the appeal will be decided on. You will receive the decision in the mail. If you were decided against, you can appeal to the Board Of Review, which consists of three representatives who need your new appeal within 11 days after you received your decision. The appeal here can consist of written or oral arguments, including new evidence that helps support your case. However, the board may refuse to review a decision, so be prepared for that possibility. If they rule in your favor, you will receive any missed payments. If not, you can appeal to county and state courts, but the price of this is often too high to make it worth your time.