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Phase 1 Reopening Information

We know everyone is very anxious to get back into the gym and lounge at our pools, however, we are still mandated to keep these amenities closed. To read the full report for Phase 1 opening, please click here.

Phase 1 Nevada Reopening

Problems filing for Nevada unemployment? Here’s what to do.

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Dear Fellow Nevadan,

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expect tens of millions of Americans to receive their Economic Impact Payments via direct deposit today, April 15. If you do not have your direct deposit information on file with the IRS, you will receive a check in the mail in the coming weeks.

Last week, the IRS and Treasury Department launched an online portal called “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” to allow quick registration for the Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return - including those with too little income to file, those who don’t receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), survivor benefits, or Railroad Retirement benefits.

Additionally, the IRS launched an online portal called “Get My Payment” that will allow taxpayers who filed their tax return in 2018 or 2019 but did not provide their banking information on their return to submit direct deposit information so they can receive payments immediately, as opposed to getting mailed checks which will start being distributed before the end of April. This portal will also allow taxpayers to track the status of their payment.

For more information about your Economic Impact Payment, please visit IRS.gov and Treasury.gov/CARES. My website also provides information on who will qualify for the payments.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, I want you to know that my team in Nevada and in Washington is here to help answer your questions and get you connected to all of the resources you need. I know this is an uncertain time, but my office is here to do everything we can to help all Nevadans navigate this challenging time.

Click here to access my website’s new resource page. Check the page frequently – we’ll be updating it with additional resources as we have them.

You can access any of the resources directly below:

Nevadans are resilient and we will get through this, together.

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

As always, I want to hear from you. Contact my office, find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email me, or sign up for my e-newsletter to receive regular updates on my legislative work.

It’s an absolute honor to represent you in Congress.

Sincerely,
Jacky Rosen
U.S. Senator for Nevada

Washington, DC
144 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6244

Las Vegas
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8203
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-388-0205

Reno
400 S. Virginia Street, Suite 738
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: 775-337-0110


Southern Nevada Health District Coronavirus Updates

https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus#cases

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Unemployment Claims--Governor apologizes

  • Nevada has now processed 250,000 unemployment claims. That at least means this many people are getting checks.
  • Claims processing staff has been tripled.
  • Hours have been extended.
  • Regardless of the date you finally get through, the payments will be retroactive.
  • A private citizen created a Facebook page for people to share information. The site name is in the article.
  • Governor stated: DON’T have a big Easter dinner.

Full article can be found here


Additional Information

Please be aware that scam websites are offering to help with unemployment and small business claims. The best place to find the info is on the treasury website.

KTNV mapped out HELP for unemployment claims.

  • The web site to file: ui.nv.gov
  • How to set up an online account
  • How to set up a security profile
  • How to register for unemployment insurance.
  • > How to file a claim.
  • Claims should be filed online if possible.
  • Website to use for: [ 24 Hour Access! ]
    • File claim
    • Check status
    • Any other follow up
  • If your claim appears delayed:
    • There are 6 phone numbers
    • There is a desperation web site if you don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
  • There is an audio/video tutorial to help.
    • English
    • Spanish
  • After you provide the web site information needed, the site will provide an IMMEDIATE ESTIMATE OF YOUR WEEKLY CHECK.

The TV station web site with all this information is: Here


IRS Stimulus Check Scam Warning & Additional Information

Please remember that the IRS will not call to obtain your banking information to send your stimulus checks. If you receive a call like this, be aware, it is a scam. We've highlighted a few points about how to get your coronavirus checks as quickly as possible below.

To read the whole article, click here

    Key Points

  • IRS will use banking data from 2019 tax returns. If you have filed in 2019 IRS will use your 2018 data for repayment.
  • FASTEST will be electronic deposits if someone provided banking information to the IRS for direct deposit of a tax refund.
  • If the IRS does not have banking information, they will send paper checks which will take many weeks or months. SLOWEST
  • It is suggested to HURRY and file your 2019 tax returns and provide up-to-date banking information.
  • Alternately, IRS will set up a portal for taxpayers to register their banking information so they are first in line to get checks.
  • IRS promises more information coming soon.

Rental Assistance - Nevada

Help Of Southern Nevada
In addition to rental programs, this agency offers a wide variety of programs, such as security deposit assistance, food, electric bill, counseling, and much more. They also have several locations across Clark County. 1640 E. Flamingo, Road #100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, (702) 369-4357

The Salvation Army
Shelter, low income housing, and homeless prevention/rent assistance is offered. They also administer a variety of other social services, and are a great place to call for referrals too. 1581 N. Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, (702) 649-8240. Or try the second office which is the Salvation Army branch in Henderson, phone 702-565-9578. Both may offer a variety of rent programs, shelter, or other forms of social services. Find Las Vegas Salvation Army assistance programs.

Lutheran Social Services
51 N. Pecos Rd., Stes. 109-113, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, Call either (702) 639-1730 or (702) 639-1736. Services include information on low income as well as transitional housing. Families facing a crisis may qualify for a loan from LSS of Nevada.

Clark County Catholic Charities
Regardless of religion, they may be able to offer assistance. If you have an eviction notice then you may qualify for emergency rental assistance. Possibly money for deposit, first month's rent, or moving costs is also available at the charity. Their address is 1501 Las Vegas Blvd. N, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, Main number: (702) 385-2662. Or call (702) 387-2291 for information on other social services.

HOPELINK
This non-profit also serves renters and the low income in Las Vegas. 178 Westminster Way, Henderson, NV 89015, call (702) 566-0576

Women's Development Center (WDC)
The LINK housing program provides case management services as well as financial assistance to homeless families and individuals to move into permanent housing. Assistance can include the first month's rent, utility and security deposits. 4020 Pecos McLeod, Las Vegas, NV, 89121, main number (702) 796-7770

Jewish Family Services
This particular non-profit focuses on issuing loans to pay security deposits or other rent expenses. They will often be zero interest rate, but will still need to be repaid over time. (702) 732-0304

Aid For AIDS Of Nevada (AFAN)
Provides assistance for AIDS and HIV patients and their immediate family members. Medications, housing, rent, and advice is offered. 701 Shadow Lane, Suite 170, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106, call the agency at (702) 382-2326

Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc.
While they do not provide financial assistance; Nevada HAND offers Affordable Housing for income qualified low income Families. They also run Senior Independent Living and also operate Senior Assisted Living sites in Clark County with income guidelines / restrictions in place. 295 E. Warm Springs Rd, #101, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119, (702) 739-3345.

Mojave Mental Health
Individuals with mental health issues may get help. 4000 East Charleston Suite B-230, Las Vegas, NV 89104, (702) 968-5000

Economic Opportunity Board Of Clark County
This organization was established to assist low-income people to improve their quality of life and become self-sufficient. 330 W. Washington Avenue, Suite 7, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106, Phone (702) 647-3307

Clark County Assessor Office
Assists senior citizens with property tax/rent assistance. 3211 N. Tenaya Way Suite 118, Las Vegas, NV, 89129, call (702) 455-3882

Henderson Allied Community Advocates
They also run the HopeLink program. It can prevent homelessness, keeping families intact, and promoting self-sufficiency. The non-profit can assist low income, unemployed, and other persons. Any help provided is in the form of rent and utilities assistance. Henderson, NV – 89015, (702) 566-0576

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Assists with housing issues, including eviction prevention, foreclosures, security deposit disputes and more. They are a pro-bono, or free legal firm in Clark County. Call (702) 386-1070

Project HOPE
After an interview process, qualified families may receive emergency financial assistance for housing needs. The non-profit can help at-risk households by issuing a grant or a loan to pay rent. Other needs such as utility or security deposit fees may be paid along with moving costs/first month's rent. (702) 522-9962

Clark County Community Resources Management Division
Apply for housing and rent assistance from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This can pay for security deposits, first month's rent, recurring housing and rental expenses, and more. Also receive budgeting, credit counseling, and long term self-sufficiency programs and support. This program was created by federal government stimulus funds. Las Vegas, NV – 89155, dial (702) 455-5025

United Way Referral Service
They give free referrals to callers on rent assistance, shelter, housing in Clark County, and more. The mission of this non-profit organization is to link people to locations that will improve the lives of individuals and families living with in Southern Nevada. The non-profit provides information on affordable, secure, non-substandard housing and link to direct financial assistance or grants to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDs. Phone - 1-866-535-5654.

City of Las Vegas Nevada
The homeless, families facing imminent eviction or those at risk of homeless may get aid. The service is known as Neighborhood Services Program. It can offer financial assistance to households experiencing a temporary or short-term crisis that threatens eviction. Las Vegas, Nevada, main number (702) 229-4273

Nevada Community Associates
Nevada Community Associates takes part in the Emergency Solutions Grant program. This helps pay the rent and other housing costs to rehouse families and individuals, including veterans, single moms, and the homeless. Grants may be issued for security deposits, paying first months rent, and utility connection fees. 5185 Camino Al Norte, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031, call (702) 522-9962

United Family Community Services (UFCS)
If qualified, a program assists with paying rent, utility assistance, food bank, housing, clothing, employment assistance. 5304 Daywood Street, North Las Vegas, NV, 89031, dial (702) 649-5995

Food Assistance

  • Three square is offering food assistance – call (702) 765-4030 for assistance finding food or if you are a senior looking for senior only pantries or home delivery.
  • The following is a list of schools in the valley offering breakfast and lunches to school aged children Monday-Friday 8am-11am
  • Other food distribution sites in valley This info is in Spanish and English on the website

Utilities

  • Nevada Energy is not disconnecting for a minimum of 30 days. May be longer if this continues. The current bill will be added on top of next month's. Residents do not have to call but can to get more information or set up payment plan.
  • Southwest Gas is not disconnecting services for the time being. Residents can call or visit SWGAS.COM to set up flex arrangements and see their options
  • Nevada Health Link has extended their enrollment period for anyone that needs to sign up for health insurance. They will have until April 15. Nevada Health Link

Unemployment Insurance - Nevada

We hope this can be of use to you or someone you know. We’ve included a link to the state of Nevada unemployment insurance claim along with helpful Q&As for those filing for coronavirus-related reasons.

By visiting http://ui.nv.gov/css.html, you can get

  • Help setting up a Nevada account/password
  • View claim filing tutorial
  • See a Claimant’s Guide to Online Filing
  • Links to necessary forms
  • As well as practical advice for filing

Q&A for those filing for coronavirus-related reasons

How do I file for unemployment insurance benefits?

All in-person claim filing methods are temporarily closed. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation suggests people file online and access educational pamphlets and videos at ui.nv.gov. There is also a claims call center open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for general support, as well as Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for those who need login or PIN support. The Southern Nevada call center can be reached at (702) 486-0350.

Will I qualify if COVID-19 causes my employer to temporarily shut down or lay off workers?

Yes, benefits are open to those out of work and no longer receiving pay from their employer due to the outbreak. People cannot file if they are not working but still receiving pay from an employer, including accrued sick leave or vacation hours. If they are still receiving pay from an employer, they are not considered unemployed.

Am I eligible for any unemployment benefits if my hours are reduced?

It depends on the number of hours that have been reduced and the amount of earnings for the week, but some earning less than $469 in gross weekly earnings may be eligible for reduced unemployment insurance benefits.

Do I still have to search for work during the crisis?

An executive order from Gov. Steve Sisolak waived all work-search requirements for those currently filing for unemployment insurance benefits. As of Wednesday, work-search waivers are good through April 16, when the 30-day nonessential business shutdown is set to end.

Am I eligible for unemployment benefits if I’m self-employed and unable to work during the crisis?

As of Wednesday, there is no program available through the state’s unemployment insurance offices to assist self-employed workers.

Source: Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.


Rosen, Cortez Masto Statement on Senate Passage of Third Bipartisan Legislative Package to Provide Relief to Nevadans from Coronavirus Pandemic
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

https://www.rosen.senate.gov/rosen-cortez-masto-statement-senate-passage-third-bipartisan-legislative-package-provide-relief


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