Nevada Unemployment Updates

"I want to thank the men and women at DETR for their hard work during these unprecedented times. These dedicated employees have been working around the clock to resolve claimant issues. Please remember to treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve because more than just workers, they too, are part of our Nevada family."
 ~ Governor Steve Sisolak


Quickest and Easiest Way to File For Unemployment Benefits

The quick and easiest way to file for unemployment benefits is through the Unemployment Insurance Claim Filing System (UInv). To access this system, please visit

If you would like to file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Please visit

If you need assistance resetting your Claimant Self Service Unemployment account, click the link below to reset UI username/passwords.

UI New Announcement


Backdating your Claim

How do I backdate my claim?If you are already filing on an existing claim or if you are filing a new claim and you would like to backdate to the date you were affected by the pandemic, there will be a link that will appear after logging into UInv's Claimant Self-Service system to submit the request. Follow the instructions after clicking on the link and read all advisories listed on the page. Once your backdate request is approved, you will need to file weekly claims for the week(s) requested.
NOTE: It is important to request a backdate on your claim via the UInv portal rather than call in to the call center, if possible. Calling in to the call center for a backdate on your claim may cause a delay in receiving your benefits.

UI Claimant Homepage 

What if I do not see a link to backdate my claim online?

The link does not appear on all claims. Combined Wage Claims (CWC), claims using Federal (UCFE) or Military (UCX) wages, for example, will not display a link for a backdate request. Claims with a current open issue or a disqualifying issue will not be provided the backdate link at this time due to the complexity of those claims. The agency is continuing to work on programming for these various claim situations to allow for online backdate requests. Until that functionality is available online, claimants who are not presented with the backdate link will have to call into the Telephone Claims Center for assistance.

 Unlv's Claimant Self Service


Occasionally, benefits are improperly paid. Overpayments may occur for a variety of reasons that may include, but are not limited to, claimant error, appeal reversals, fraud, failure to report earnings or income, or Division errors. All overpaid benefits must be repaid to the Division. If you are not at fault for creation of the overpayment, the Division may withhold your weekly benefit entitlement and apply that amount to repay the overpayment. You may be eligible for a reduced weekly withholding. Contact the Benefit Payment Control Collections office at (775) 684-0475 to discuss your eligibility for this option.


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA):

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): PUA is a temporary federal program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance that is part of the CARES Act. PUA is available February 2, 2020 through December 26, 2020. PUA provides up to 39 weeks of benefits to qualifying individuals who do not have regular UI, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) or State Extended Benefits (SEB) eligibility, and are otherwise able to work and available for work within the meaning of applicable state UI law, except they are unemployed, partially employed, or unable or unavailable to work due to a COVID-19 related reason. For more information on who would be potentially eligible for PUA, please view the graphic below and visit 

Status: The new system for PUA is now available and accepting applications. Please visit for more information on these benefits and how to apply. Payments are now being issued and the adjudication center for PUA claims is now open.

The new filing system will be independent of the traditional Unemployment Insurance (UI) system and will facilitate a streamlined method for the public to file for PUA benefits. Claimants will have a dedicated call center for all PUA related questions with a new phone number: 1-800-603-9681.

Unemployment Systems Comparison

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC):

13 additional weeks of benefits for those who have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits.
Status: As of May 10, 2020. The Division has implemented the PEUC program.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Graphic

Federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (FPUC):

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

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.

Administrative Actions


In accordance with guidance from the Department of Labor and based on Governor Sisolak’s previous waiver of the work search requirement, the Administrator of DETR’s Employment Security Division has announced that UI filers will continue to be afforded the work search waiver until further notice or direction from the U.S. Department of Labor. 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 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).
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.

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 claims that are being cleared and have no other issues requiring adjudication will begin receiving payment.

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.

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