DETR: Claimants could see extra relief as soon as this week

Delay in signing of Covid relief bill lead to concern about lapses in benefits

Mitch Kelly
January 08, 2021 - 5:24 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, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) says that all unemployment insurance (UI) claimants and all Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants who still have weeks of eligibility in their accounts will see their regular weekly benefit and supplemental $300 in their accounts as early as this week.

"We have to wait until the Department of Labor issues the rules before we can implement many of the changes in the new law. We were able to put in the changes needed so that most claimants will start receiving the extra $300 a week right away. We know Nevadans need help. I'm so proud of the dedicated staff at DETR who worked over the holidays so Nevada could be one of the first states in the county to implement this added benefit,” said Elisa Cafferata, Director of the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation.

As soon as all additional guidance is provided by the Department of Labor, programming will be updated for all the programs.

For more information on how the new Covid-19 relief bill will be affecting your benefit program, click here.