Nevada Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Nevada.


Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration

Find your local SSA office

SSI State Supplement
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Nevada

More Disability Resources

Consumer Rights


Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division

State Fair Employment Agency
Nevada Equal Rights Commission
702.486.7161 (Las Vegas) or 775.823.6690 (Northern NV)

Vocational Rehabilitation
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
702.486.5230 (Southern NV) or 775.687.6860 (Northern NV)

More Employment Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

Agency: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation

Filing and information are available here. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payment is available via a debit card. Most claimants must register with Nevada JobConnect in order to remain eligible for benefits. Frequently asked questions are answered here. A comprehensive guidebook can be found here. Video tutorials for applying can be found here. Customer service and the telephone filing system can be reached here: Northern Nevada (775) 684-0350; Southern Nevada (702) 486-0350; Rural Areas and Out of State (888) 890-8211.

Updates related to Nevada unemployment benefits and Covid-19

State Clinical Trials Law

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 689A.04033, 689B.0306, 695B.1903, 695C.1693, 695G.173

Who must cover the costs? All health insurers, medical service corporations, HMOs, and managed care organizations

What must be covered? Routine patient care costs associated with Phase I, II, III, and IV cancer clinical trials

Requirements for Coverage: The healthcare facility and personnel conducting the study must have experience and training to provide the treatment in a capable manner. There must be no medical treatment available that is considered a more effective alternative treatment than the experimental treatment. Finally, there must be reasonable expectation based on clinical data that the treatment provided in the trial will be at least as effective as any other medical treatment.

Qualifying Trials: The clinical trial must be approved by one of the following: (1) NIH, (2) U.S. F.D.A. as an application for a new investigational drug, (3) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, (4) U.S. Dept. of Defense, or (5) a cooperative group. 

(Current as of 8/2022)

Leave Laws

Paid Family Leave

Nevada does not have statewide paid family medical leave.

Paid Sick Leave

Nevada passed a paid sick leave law, which went into effect in 2020. Private employers with at least 50 employees must allow employees to accrue paid leave for up to 40 hours per year. Employees are entitled to at least 0.01923 hours of paid leave for each hour of work performed. Hours accrued but not used in one year may be carried over into the next year, however, an employee may not take more than 40 hours of paid leave in a year.

For more information about leave laws in each state, see our chart on taking time off from work.