LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) has announced that Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants can now file for an appeal online. The PUA Appeals submission functionality went LIVE early this morning.
Per state law (NRS 612.495), appeal submissions are required to be submitted within 11 days of claimant notification. This deadline is being extended for good cause for PUA filers to have sufficient opportunity to request an appeal. PUA appeals requests for previously issued eligibility determinations will be honored for 30 calendar days from today’s date.
Any PUA filer needing to file an appeal can do so online at EmployNV by signing into their PUA claim account. Filers should upload any relevant documents, images or information for the appeal at the time of the request.
Filers successfully completing the appeal request will receive an e-notice through their EmployNV account indicating an Appeal Acknowledgement notification once the has been validated. Filers do not need to file multiple times if they receive the above-mentioned notification. Invalid appeals with no adverse determination will receive a similar e-notification indicating that the request is invalid. This process is not immediate and may take 15 days or more depending on the number of requests received. Filers needing assistance to file their appeal may contact the PUA Call Center at 1-800-603-9681.
Additionally, functionality for appeal hearing scheduling is forthcoming. DETR will announce in the coming weeks when the scheduling component is launched in August. Filers will need to watch for communication in their PUA claim account portal for an electronic “ Notice of Hearing” in their messaging in-box that will outline the process, date, and time for the hearing. Hearings will begin in August 2020.
For additional questions regarding filing a PUA Appeal filers may contact the PUA call center at 1-800-603-9681.