LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation issued the following update on Wednesday morning regarding the Continued Assistance Act Unemployment Provisions:
On December 27, 2020, a federal Covid-10 relief package called the “Continued Assistance Act” was signed into law. Unfortunately, the bill was signed after the programs all expired. Because of the delay, the programs temporarily lapsed. The federal Department of Labor is now making decisions on how the programs will be reimplemented, including how they want states to “sequence” PEUC and SEB benefits in the UI program and how to treat new PUA claims as opposed to the existing PUA claims. They want every state to operate the programs in the same way. The Department of Labor promised States that these guidelines will be received within two weeks but indicated they would try to send them earlier. As soon as DETR receives this guidance, it will release instructions.
DETR is urging all claimants to wait for further instructions. The only claimants who should be taking action are those on UI who can complete their weekly benefit claims. All others should wait further instructions. Claimants will get all payments for all weeks where they are eligible under the new rules.