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NV jobs dept.: 38K+ Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims filed, weekly filings to deploy Saturday

The State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation building on E. St. Louis in Las Vegas
Posted at 8:08 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 11:12:42-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada employment department says over 38,000 initial Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims were filed by early Monday morning, and the ability to file weekly claims is expected to deploy on Saturday.

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In response to questions from 13 Action News about possible problems or glitches with the filing process, and resources for people looking to file, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) said:

DETR launched an enormously complex technological project and is pleased to report that tens of thousands of people have filed successful claims over the past weekend. Our dedicated team is working closely with our vendor to identify and resolve issues as they arise.

PUA claimants are encouraged to review resources available online on the PUA site at detr.nv.gov/pua such as the PUA Frequently Asked Questions and a Claimant Guide that provide insight into the PUA filing process.

The PUA program is designed to help self-employed people, gig workers, and those who didn't previously qualify for unemployment assistance.

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Nevada PUA benefits are handled by a dedicated call center at 1-800-603-9681 and online. State unemployment officials are urging people to apply for benefits online before calling.

To answers for common questions regarding Nevada PUA click here.