Nevada Governor Waives Work Search Requirement, Wait Period for Unemployment Insurance Benefits


On Wednesday, March 18, Governor Steve Sisolak instructed the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), Employment Security Division to waive the work search requirement and the seven-day wait period for approved unemployment insurance benefits.

Specifically, Gov. Sisolak waived the following

Unemployment Insurance Work Search Requirement: Suitable work is not currently available for unemployment insurance claimants, so the work search requirement is to be suspended.

Unemployment Insurance Seven-Day Wait Period: The seven-day wait period between applying for and receiving unemployment insurance benefits is waived. This ensures that thousands of Nevadans will receive their benefits as quickly as possible. 

“Both of these instructions are practical, common-sense measures to help Nevadans obtain unemployment insurance benefits, while helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” said Gov. Sisolak. “My administration will continue to work with our federal delegation to identify additional steps that can be taken to ease the economic pain of families across our state.”

Both instructions are effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

Nevadans seeking unemployment insurance benefits are highly encouraged to file online.

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