How to Apply and Receive Nevada Unemployment

If you lose your job, the thought of taking care of yourself and your family can be overwhelming. The first thing you should do is apply for unemployment. Receiving unemployment benefits weekly can go a long way in keeping your family financially stable. You can fill out an unemployment application online through Nevada's Internet Claims System or via telephone. After you file your initial application for unemployment, you will have to wait 2-3 weeks before you are given a decision as to whether or not you will receive unemployment. You will also be notified as to how much you will make in benefits as well.

There are some eligibility requirements that you must meet in order to start receiving unemployment benefits. For example, if you quit your job, you are not eligible to collect unemployment. In most cases, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own. When you file your application, be ready to provide information about your most recent employer(s) and why you are no longer employed with them. How much your benefit will be depends on how much money you made, which is 4 percent of your highest earnings at your most recent job.

 After you file your application, you will have to file weekly claims either online or on the phone and answer a series of questions, such as if you looked for work or if you received any job offers. You should do this no matter what, whether you have received a determination letter or not.

If you are not approved for unemployment, you have the choice to file an appeal. You have to meet not some, but all of the eligibility requirements that are outlined in Nevada law to get unemployment benefits. After you file for an appeal, you will be scheduled to have a hearing with an appeal referee. Your last employer will likely attend the hearing as well. The appeal referee will look over all documentation originally provided (and any additional information that you are able to provide to support your case) and make a decision based on that information.

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