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Unemployment payment confusion, DETR urges claimants to check eligibility

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation is asking many people concerned about missing unemployment payments to make sure they are eligible and approved for payments.

Cyara Neel runs a popular Facebook assistance page and tells 8 News Now she thinks there is a mix-up in the program stemming from months ago.

“Lots and lots of people have not been paid the funds they are entitled to,” said Neel.

People say they are missing their payments despite the pandemic-related benefits ending.

“They are still getting file weekly claims but they are not getting paid for these, they have run out of actual compensation that was entitled to them,” Neel added.

She also tells 8 News Now many claimants are saying money eligibility shows up in their portals but many are not getting paid.

“People are missing state extended benefits from the last week they were eligible for them and then they are also missing the regular unemployment, yes,” said Neel.

With pandemic-related funds expiring DETR says there may still be confusion.

The regular Unemployment Insurance rules are back in place now.

DETR released the following statement to 8 News Now.

If you have found yourself to be monetarily eligible to open a new UI claim, this is what you are eligible for, not approved for. Some claimants may be monetarily eligible for a new UI claim but haven’t worked, thus won’t receive benefits.

Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation

DETR also explained if you are trying to file a new UI claim now, in September 2021the base period for your income is April 2020 to March 2020.

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The department also referred us to the handbook.

“They pulled from the wrong program which left people without any benefits when they ended,” Neel said.

She also questions if there still may be a mix-up. However, DETR tells 8 News Now there is not.

“I believe it is a DETR problem, it is a DETR issue,” adds Neel.

For more information on the handbook click HERE.

DETR also says payments for the current week are still being processed.

Additional information regarding Unemployment Insurance benefit concerns:
  • If you are trying to file your new UI claim now, in September 2021, the base period for your income is April 2020 to March 2021.
  • To be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits, you must meet one or the other of the following conditions. You must have base period earnings that are:

1. Equal to or exceeding 1 ½ times the high quarter earnings, or

2. Wages in each of at least 3 of the 4 quarters in the past base period.

If you have found yourself to be monetarily eligible to open a new UI claim, this is what you are eligible for, not approved for. Some claimants may be monetarily eligible for a new UI claim but haven’t worked, thus won’t receive benefits.

Unemployment Insurance has always been a temporary bridge to employment after losing you job through no fault of your own. An unemployment insurance claim is valid for one year and funded for up to 26 weeks. In order to file and collect from the new open UI claim, you must have worked and earned wages during your base period.

For personalized work search help fill out this online form by clicking HERE or by visiting Nevada Job Connect.

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jail Unemployment insurance fraud is a crime in Nevada. Fraud is defined as making any false statement relating to a claim for benefits, deliberately withholding information to obtain benefits, failing to report all work and income during a week for which benefits is claimed, filing an unemployment claim while incarcerated or allowing another person to file a claim on your behalf while incarcerated and not disclosing the fact of being incarcerated, or using a name and/or Social Security Number other than your own to file a claim for benefits. If you are found to have committed fraud, you WILL be disqualified until all money is repaid, plus any penalties and interest. You may even be prosecuted for felony theft.

  It is against Federal Law to file for and receive benefits for Unemployment Insurance (including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and State Extended Benefits (SEB)) at the same time as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).
PLEASE NOTE: If you file for and receive benefits from both programs at the same time, you will be disqualified and liable for the overpayment. This may also constitute fraud which is a felony in Nevada.
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Nevada unemployment director: 'Start looking' for work as federal benefits expire soon

What Las Vegas area workers say about navigating record unemployment rates

The federal emergency unemployment benefits created to help the millions of people out of work due to the pandemic expired in early September. Even though hospitalizations remain high throughout the nation and many people are still out of work, programs that offered unemployment assistance and a weekly $300 stipend for the unemployed are no longer available. Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, withmore than 120,000peopleconsidered unemployed, according to recent data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. The state’s 7.7% rate is down from its peak last April — nearly 30% — but it’s still more than double what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

High Country News asked reporter and photographer Bridget Bennett to speak with unemployed and underemployed Nevadans in the Las Vegas area about what it’s like to get by without a social safety net. Here are three of their stories.

These conversations have been edited for length and clarity.

Barbra Tivas, 55, worked as a banquet server at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in Henderson, Nevada, for 14 years until she was laid off at the start of the pandemic. A few years ago, Tivas bought a home just blocks away from her workplace. The end of benefits coincides with the end of the forbearance of her home mortgage, leaving her with more bills and the loss of the safety net she depended on.

“Everybody says, ‘Why don't you just get a job?’ Well, I’ve had three jobs since the shutdown. They’ve all been temporary, and they all had unsustainable wages, but yet a job is a job. I’m 55, and I’m competing with thousands of other workers that are half my age. I’m not saying that that’s the reason they’re not hiring. I’m just saying, I’m not being hired. You know, we need more help. We need an extension (of benefits). The expiration of our benefits was supposed to coincide with America’s grand reopening, you know? Yes, Vegas is open, but it’s not 100%. We have a long way to go. We still need help.

“It’s great to see that the economy is starting to thrive again. But it’s not back to where it’s supposed to be. If it was, I’d have my job.”

“The expiration of our benefits was supposed to coincide with America’s grand reopening, you know? We have a long way to go. We still need help.”

Chauntalaynee Frazier, 33, lost her job in production at a Ford plant in Illinois at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. She and other workers were encouraged to file for unemployment benefits. After the loss of her job and the death of a close family member, she moved to Las Vegas from Chicago, looking for a fresh start. She had hoped to find a good job to support her two children — she has a third on the way — but could only find work as a DoorDash delivery driver. The father of her yet-unborn child died of COVID-19 this summer.               

“Well, at first it was kind of confusing to me because my end-of-benefit date was scheduled to be August of 2023. So when they said, ‘End the unemployment benefits,’ I was thinking that maybe it was just the extra $300, or whatever it was, that they were giving to us. I got an email stating that it was going to be completely over, and that there were no more benefits. … In the email they were saying, ‘No, that’s it. Sept. 4 is it.’ And it was like, ‘OK, wait, what?’ I’m still trying to process it, actually.

When she was receiving the benefits, she said, “the rent was definitely able to be covered, but as far as utilities, cellphone bills and daily needs — things like that — we got behind. I’m actually still trying to catch up on my cellphone bill.”

“Me being pregnant, I do not want to get a vaccine. I feel that I don't want that to harm my baby. So (my children) are doing online classes right now.”

Joaquin Ortiz, 65,worked as a buffet server at Boulder Station Hotel and Casino for seven years. With the buffets still closed, Ortiz has yet to be called back to work, so his household has had to rely on his unemployment benefits and his wife’s disability insurance. He recently started helping a friend sell cars, but the few hundred dollars a month he makes isn’t enough.

“I was looking for permanent jobs, full-time with benefits and medical insurance and everything like that. I've been applying everywhere, but nobody called me. Barback, bus person, porter for the casino, server — the jobs that I know I can do — and still nobody calls me. I even applied for a position as a driver of a limousine.

“I’ve tried — trying to do something is better than nothing. I don’t know where else to apply.”

Bridget Bennett is an independent photographer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. We welcome reader letters. Email High Country Newsat [email protected] or submit a letter to the editor. See our letters to the editor policy.

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DETR addresses concerns over unemployment payments after benefits expire

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Unemployment concerns are at the forefront for some claimants who tell 8 News Now they did not get paid this week.

“How do you just change the date and go back on my monetary determination, my claim that has already been established, said Christopher Vernacchro a claimant.

Chris Vernacchro says he was expecting to get paid through October. But this week he didn’t get a deposit.

“I was checking to see if I was going to be getting my deposit that following morning and when I checked it it was expired,” he said.

He and many others are wondering if they will ever see the money that they say was still listed on their online portal.

8 News Now spoke with the Director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation regarding the matter.

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“In some ways it is confusing,” said Elisa Cafferata the director of DETR. “The easy explainer is the only people who are still getting unemployment benefits right now are people in regular UI who have been getting these benefits for less than 26 weeks.”

Cafferata didn’t say why people’s expirations may have changed on their portal at random.

Despite the benefits possibly still being listed, she says the extended benefits did expire earlier this month.

“You may have had an extension of weeks but that is now ended and the extra $300 has ended,” she added.

Cafferata says the phone lines have been busy as many have been in the same boat.

“We are getting a lot of calls which means it is harder to get through the call center right at the moment,” she added.

Some people are still waiting for appeals to be processed, Cafferata tells 8 News Now those are still being worked on and if those appeals are processed people will still be paid.

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  The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation offices and call centers are closed for all Federal and State holidays with the exception of Columbus Day
  Due to regularly scheduled system maintenance, the Division’s computer system may at times be unavailable on Saturdays starting at 1pm and could be down for the remainder of the day.
jail Unemployment insurance fraud is a crime in Nevada. Fraud is defined as making any false statement relating to a claim for benefits, deliberately withholding information to obtain benefits, failing to report all work and income during a week for which benefits is claimed, filing an unemployment claim while incarcerated or allowing another person to file a claim on your behalf while incarcerated and not disclosing the fact of being incarcerated, or using a name and/or Social Security Number other than your own to file a claim for benefits. If you are found to have committed fraud, you WILL be disqualified until all money is repaid, plus any penalties and interest. You may even be prosecuted for felony theft.
  It is against Federal Law to file for and receive benefits for Unemployment Insurance (including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and State Extended Benefits (SEB)) at the same time as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).
PLEASE NOTE: If you file for and receive benefits from both programs at the same time, you will be disqualified and liable for the overpayment. This may also constitute fraud which is a felony in Nevada.
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Digging deeper into Nevada unemployment's dilemmas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — 'Help wanted' signs seem to be everywhere in Las Vegas.

The pandemic not only changed lives, but it also changed perspectives for many.

"What's different about COVID is that it really has made some changes to the workforce overall," said DETR Director Elisa Cafferata. "We know folks are not coming back to work because they have childcare responsibilities or family care responsibilities. A percentage of folks have decided to go ahead and retire."

People still collecting unemployment must prove they're actively looking for work, but in some cases, that doesn't seem to be helping.

"Is there a stopgap or some kind of a check and balance mechanism to make sure that people are actually following through?" asked 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears.

"There's no tracking mechanism for interviews but if they get a legitimate job offer and they refuse to take that and the employer lets us know, then they potentially could lose their eligibility for benefits," Cafferata explained.

That legitimate job offer must fit their skills and be at a pay level they've had before. Cafferata says that's the check and balance in the system.

She added, "I think we are seeing employers meet people halfway with higher wages and I think they'll need to continue to look at things like flexibility in scheduling to get employees back to work."

DETR wants people to land jobs that are the right fit for them and their family, "And there are more supports now than ever to help them."

Funding from the American Rescue Plan is supporting DETR in new ways.

The agency can help people find jobs and update resumes. It can pay for training, class tuition, work cards, uniforms and possibly even transportation.

Plenty of new resources to help others, even as DETR still struggles to help itself.

As 13 Investigates has reported, since the onset of the pandemic, DETR has never been able to keep up with demand from unemployed claimants, creating a rolling backlog of appeals that's still months away from being resolved.

"We have been continually hiring and we're facing a lot of the same challenges that most employers are," said Cafferata. "It's difficult to hire folks. So, we're still looking to fill positions to help with the backlog."

That includes claims examiners, adjudicators, appeals referees and more.

The agency admits it got a lot of things wrong as it navigated the uncharted waters of the COVID economic crisis.

But it wasn't all bad.

Cafferata said, "One of the things that I wish our team got a little more credit for is that our staff was really dedicated through some really difficult times. And our system, while it was slow and challenging, it never went down for weeks on end, and we never had to turn it off for weeks on end to make updates or corrections or fix things."

DETR did go offline for maintenance and updates for hours and sometimes days.

They're working on system upgrades to handle the volume in an uncertain future.

And there's one-way Cafferata hopes things will be different moving forward, specifically with any more programs for the self-employed, like Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA.

"The program was created, and the guidance came out and we were expected to implement it basically overnight. And then guidance came out later which changed the rules, added new requirements and that was very difficult for all of the states to implement."

Better and clearer communication with claimants, which Cafferata concedes is still a problem, is another future goal.

The final piece? Opening offices for appointments.

"In the next couple of months, things will be starting to open up again subject to all the COVID guidelines and restrictions," said Cafferata.

We pointed out that there are no current restrictions keeping state offices from being open and helping people in person, "Where you can walk in and say 'Look, here's my driver's license, here's my birth certificate, I'm really me, tell me what else I need to do' -- that kind of interaction. Why can I do that at the DMV but I can't do that at DETR?" Spears asked.

"I know it's frustrating," said Cafferata, "but all of the decisions that we've made have been based on trying to provide the best service while at the same time keeping our staff and clients safe. And that will continue to be the criteria that we're using."

She hopes to have offices open again by the end of this year.

DETR's public information office clarified that DETR has no unemployment offices open to the public, saying, "For the last approximately 20 years, it’s been the website or the telephone claims centers. The offices that are or will be open to the public do not have the ability to help people with their unemployment insurance, but will be able to assist with job seeker and employment services."

Click here for more information on how DETR can help you get back on your feet in the workforce.

Job seekers will find a link to a form at the top to submit more detailed information about services they need and will be contacted by a JobConnect representative.

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