Nevada Unemployment Eligibility

In order to establish unemployment eligibility in Nevada you have to:

1. Be a resident of Nevada. If you are not a resident of Nevada, but worked in Nevada at your last job, you should still have Nevada unemployment eligibility.
2. Have worked and earned income in Nevada.
3. You must not be disabled.
4. You must be able to work.
5. You must be actively looking for a new job.
6. You must have lost your job through no fault of your own. If you quit your job or were fired for 'just cause' you may not be eligible to collect unemployment in Nevada. Every case is different, so if you lost your job -- be sure to apply to unemployment in case you are indeed eligible to receive unemployment benefits.

There are special rules that apply to unemployment elibility for military personnel and union workers, so check with your mility or union representative for these rules.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Nevada Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Nevada Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Nevada Unemployment page, click here: Nevada Unemployment

Maybe We Can Help: 

If you can't find the answer to your question, you can fill out the comment form below and I will answer your question ASAP, or you can ask the The Unemployment Expert or you can post your question in the Unemployment Forum


# Audrey 2011-03-06 20:07
is there a required time on the job to be eligible for unemployment beneifts?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# stella 2011-03-13 05:52
i have been with my employer for about 9 months. They new i was in school and always worked with my schedule. Recently my boss has had a personal retaliation with me and is taken it out on my schedule that is conflicting with my school. Her overall goal is to force me to quit or end up getting fired for no call no show. Can i resieve unempoyment if this was to happen?
thank you
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Kevin 2011-03-29 13:01
That is a harassement issue. If you have the opportunity go to your HR representative and report the issue. If you informed them you were in school and your school schedule is relatively the same as it was when you were hired they can't mess with the schedule because they were notified.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# James 2013-01-22 17:04
You state you're in school, yet you have many miss spelled words in your post.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Julie 2011-05-03 11:50
We are relocating from NV to Oklahoma due to my husband finding a better job and I have yet to find one am I able to apply and get unemployement?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Cathy 2011-06-14 22:20
I gave a 2 week notice. I left my job to relocate to another state to help my daughter who was expecting her first baby. I have been unable to find work as of now. Can I collect unemployment?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Shelly 2011-06-16 13:30
In the state of Nevada how long must you work at an job to be eligible to receive unemployment (if you are laid off)
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# C 2011-11-18 22:24
Today I filed for UE...the lady I spoke with says I am a volunteer quit,I have self employment , availability and We issues...where do I start ?

Thank You for your timely response,
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# ronishia 2012-01-09 19:51
I have been working for this company for 7 months. The company recently created a new handbook. I got the hankbook and was told to sign immediately. I asked if I could read it before I signed it because the sheet clearly stated that by me signing I agree to abide by all policies. I had an issue with signing something where I don't know what I'm agreeing to. They suspened me, demoted me. And wrote me up for insubordination and backlash which are false accusations. How should I handle this. I now feel discriminated against for mii age and race.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Cheryl 2012-02-01 12:28
I am at present off on 4 month disability leave and due to return to work in 2 weeks. I feel I can't perform my tasks at work any longer. Can I quit and claim unemployment?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Lori 2012-04-17 21:19
The business I work for has no establishment in NY. My husband was on unemployment for 2 years and finally got a decent job in NY. This is causing a problem for the family and finances. If I give a months notice what are my chances of collecting unemployment.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Nancy 2012-04-18 17:31
I have become ill and will need 4 more weeks of treatment (a total of 15 weeks and am not eligible for FMLA). My employer will be releasing me because he needs to fill the job, and I will not be able to perform the duties, which may make me eligible for unemployment when I am well. However, if I resign, I am eligible for rehire, but will not be eligible for unemployment when I am well and searching for a job. Finally, If I am terminated, I will not be eligible for rehire in a highly specialized field for which I am trained. I am in some kind of double bind.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Tonia 2013-08-22 09:06
I have been at this job for over a year.
Due to my life long illness (which brings up flair-ups and Dailey constant pains, as well as fatigue, migraines, etc, I am working as long as my disease allows me.
I am currently under intermittent FMLA, but the pay I have been getting is a small fraction of what my paycheck would be, had I worked my full 40 hr/wk. since my illness won't allow me to work full hours my paycheck is very small.
Would I be able to collect unemployment if I quit because my long life disease won't allow me to work the full 80 hrs/ paycheck?
To me it is a struggle to come in and work in a fast pace enviroment,whil e my symptoms are very bothersome and distract me from doing my high demant job.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# David 2012-05-04 11:45
I was incarcerated for 28 months after working for a company for nearly 21 years. My incarceration was the reason for my separation from the company. Since my recent release, I have relocated to a different state and am seeking employment. Do I qualify for unemployment in Nevada?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# EG 2012-06-22 18:55
is there a required time on the job/or continuous employment to be eligible for unemployment beneifts?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Austin 2012-06-25 02:50
Hi, I was working for a company for 6 months and was being harassed by my manager the few weeks before I was fired. He fired me for "insubordination ". However, my mother put in a complaint about him and the next day he followed me around asking why my mother (by name) was complaining. Her name was NOT stated anywhere in the complaint. He searched my mother on Facebook. He then proceeded to send me home. For no reason. The next day at work, he followed me around and caught me cussing on the sales floor. He fired me. I then called my union and complained, they said there is nothing they can do, and they will not look into the harassment. I need to know if I can file for unemployment because he has got it out for me and will not give me a good reference for any job I apply to. Help please!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Sharon 2012-08-09 15:49
I have been self-employed as a marketing consultant for the past 4 years; I stopped working June 2011 when my existing contract ended (amicably) and was in GA/FL for 3 months helping a terminally ill friend. Returning to NV in September 2011 I experienced health issues that required 3 surgeries by December. I have been searching for a job for the past three months and am unable to get any bites. Do I qualify for unemployment? I had not considered this until now.

Thanks for your help.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# julie 2012-08-30 13:23
I am a small business owner in NV. In efforts to save my company, I have not been receiving paychecks for myself in order to pay my employees and other bills. Am I eligible for unemployment?
Thank you
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# tony j 2012-09-02 18:26
I have been with this co. for about 5 yrs. on a day shift. If they tell me my hours are going to change to where it interfers with the start up of being a DJ and trying to make more $ and I refuse to work their hours will I be eldg. to rec UE
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Donna 2012-11-10 00:48
Can you disclose if a former employee is eligible or ineligible for rehire in the state of Nevada
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# jason b 2013-02-15 21:50
i was fired and filed a claim while looking for work and found a job before the decision was made on my claim if they deny my benefits dose that mean i cant apply if i get laid off in a month because i have a feeling i was only hired to get this large project done
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# connie 2013-02-27 00:27
I'm a single mom with 9yrs old boy and 13yrs old girl
I'm divorsed for 4 yrs and my exhusband moved to california and I don't have any family in town .
My son had problem lately depress eating too much he gain almost 50 bl in a year biting his finger nails fighting with other kids. I feel like he need teraphy
My daugher has been sick and missed school a lot and I had to call in getting points. I feel my job is not secure I might get point out soon. I want to move to california where my family is living so I could get help with my kids . If I quite my job with this reason am I beable get benefit of unemployment?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Davie 2013-05-09 01:09
I am in a situation where my work facility that i am working at now is closing. The main company may offer me another position at a different location. My issue is that I don't have a car (and I don't drive) so I rely on public transportation. Unfortunately there is no bus line to the new location. My question is, if I were to refuse this new position at the different location, would I still be entitled to unempoyment benefits? Thank you for your help.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Laurie 2013-05-18 16:28
I have been working for a small company for 5 is an abusive situation...I have been able to endure due to my families needs. I need to know, if she changes my position and I have to take the new position? I would rather refuse it and collect unemployment. Would I still be eligible for unemployment if I refuse the demotion and pay cut? What are the rules here.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# christophe 2013-06-11 13:47
After I finished driving school I was placed with a national trucking co. I was assigned a mentor who 3 months later convinced me to go partners with him. After driving with him an d gaining experience for 1 year, I let him know that in 2months I wanted to work local in Las Vegas to be close to my 12yr old. I`m single dad,my disabled mom couldn` take care of my daughter anymore.He didn't want me to stop working for himbut I could not drive cross country anymore after the 2 month notice. So he dumped me in Phoenix with only half my pay and let me go that very same day. He wouldn't reason with me, wouldn't accept my 2 month notice. It`s been 2 months since I found my way back home. I have been looking for local driving jobs since I do have a CDL licence, then I have applied at restaurants and hotels for anykind of work.My rent is coming up, have barely any food left. My question is : do I qualify for unemployment benefits
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# curtis taylor 2017-08-21 17:26
its been 3 weeks since i filed my claim and no work, how long does it usually take to start getting benfits
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Malama 2017-11-28 02:03
My unemployment benefits ran out last week. How do I apply for an extension and how would I know if I qualify for one?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
# Malama 2017-11-28 02:05
How would I know if I qualify for an extension and how do I apply for a extension? My benefits ended last week but I ready somewhere that it would automatically apply if I keep certifying which I did. Please help.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote

Add comment

If you have a question about your unemployment situation, or about unemployment in general, please post it here and we will try to answer it as quickly as possible, and post our reply here so that others can benefit from your question.
Also, we welcome your comments -- please tell us about your unemployment situation. Tell your story. How did you get laid-off? Have you found a new job yet? Do you have any unemployment tips to share?
- -*-
PLEASE NOTE that your comment will not post automatically, but will appear after the admin has approved it.
- -*-

Security code