DETR Promising PUA Payments This Week

Thousands Still Wondering Why Payments Are Taking So Long

Mitch Kelly
August 03, 2020 - 5:17 am
A vehicle drives by a sign at the State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) as the coronavirus continues to spread on April 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Employment, Rehabilitation and Training says that it expects to be able to pay the final pandemic assistance benefit of $600 this week.

DETR previously blamed a system error for the missing benefit. Some Nevada lawmakers are now asking for federal investigators to get involved and look into what's bogged down the department's performance.

Last Thursday, Washoe County Judge Barry Breslow ordered another report from a court special master to explain how 75,000 Nevadans could obtain unemployment assistance quicker than the agency says is possible, and what could hold up payments.

Official with the department did not say specifically when they will be sending the missing money to those who are eligible. The extra $600 benefit through the federal CARES Act expired the weekend of July 25th.

DETR is scheduled to give an update on their situation before the judge on August 20th.