This new unemployment payout is Federal money, not State or Employer.

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by AC

If your State denies payments, sue the sh*t out of them for holding your Federal money. The States unemployment offices are just the administrators for handing out the Federal money so they cannot change the guidelines at all.

There are 3 sections to it.

The CARES Act.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by the President on Friday, March 27, 2020. The Division has received guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) and is now working on the implementation of the various programs.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): Unemployment support for otherwise ineligible workers, including self-employed.

Status: Vendor selection completed. Start date for PUA intake is expected for mid-May. Last updated 05/02/20

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): 13 additional weeks of benefits for unemployment insurance exhaustees.

Status: Federal guidance received 04/10/20. Researching system programming changes that may be necessary. Last updated 04/10/20

Federal Pandemic 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. Last updated 04/15/20


Backdating of Claims up to effective date 03/15/20:

As instructed by the Governor, DETR’s Employment Security Division is programming the system to backdate claims up to the effective date of 03/15/20, once requested by the claimant. Claims that are eligible for the backdate will be paid retroactively. This functionality is currently being developed and specific instructions to utilize this feature will be made available once these changes are implemented. Last updated 05/02/20

Suspend Work Search Waiver:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DETR’s Employment Security Division, as instructed by the Governor, has waived work search requirements beginning 03/15/20 through week ending 05/16/20 for all claimants. 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). Last updated 05/02/20

Suspend Waiting Period:

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. Last updated 05/02/20


Federal CARES Act Law.


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