Nevada’s unemployed navigating maze of expired, new benefit programs

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Several regular unemployment insurance claimants have been wondering what will happen now that a certain extension expired this past weekend.

Sharron Walley is one of many people without benefits now as we wait for the stimulus bill to kick in.

“Saturday, my SEB plus … they said exhausted,” Walley said.

“I have been online with people. I said, ‘What happens with new Trump PEUC?’ I was told to keep filing because I haven’t found work, so I don’t know what to do,” Walley said.

Her State Extended Benefits (SEB) ran out over the weekend. Now all she can do is wait for the new stimulus bill to kick in. Many claimants had regular UI benefits exhausted under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) extension.

Cyara Neel runs the Unemployment Nevada Information and Help Facebook page. She says while DETR waits for Department of Labor direction on the new stimulus bill, some benefits will remain exhausted.

“The big problem with it is that we obviously waited late to sign that initial bill,” Neel said.

“They forced everyone to file State Extended Benefits when everything expired on the 26th,” Neel said.

If you got on SEB after the Dec. 26 deadline, you will revert back and get that 11 weeks on PEUC.

The stimulus bill is not in place yet, and Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) has to wait for direction from the Department of Labor to start dispersing the money. That will take at least two weeks.

How long until the new stimulus bill is in place? No one can say right now.

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