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'Additional fine-tuning' needed, DETR working on system updates for PEUC benefits

Posted at 9:13 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 03:00:38-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — After weeks of delays, then a bout of hope, it looks like Nevadans waiting to receive Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation will need to wait a little longer.

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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation recently started distributing PEUC, an 11-week extension of unemployment benefits approved by the federal government in December of 2020.

DETR says the delay was due to computer coding and testing, but a few days ago the agency said the system passed its test and benefit payments began rolling out in batches.

Now, DETR Director Elisa Cafferata tells 13 Investigates that the agency found “additional fine-tuning" is needed for the system.

Updates are being tested now and extended benefits will go out as soon as they pass the test, Cafferata says.

No timeline was given.

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