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


How to File Bankruptcy in Nevada for Free

Filing bankruptcy can be an effective way to eliminate medical bills and credit card debt among other kinds of erasable debts.


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 or (775) 823-6690

Vocational Rehabilitation
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
702.486.5230 or 775.684.8400

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

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

NRSA §§689A.04033, 689B.0306, 695B.1903, 695C.1693, 695G.173 – The statutes apply to all health insurers, medical service corporations, HMOs, and managed care organizations, which must pay routine patient care costs associated with clinical trials.  For cancer clinical trials, the amended statutes cover Phases I, II, III and IV.

To qualify, 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.  Second, the healthcare facility and personnel conducting the study must have experience and training to provide the treatment in a capable manner.  Third, there must be no medical treatment available which is considered a more effective alternative treatment than the experimental treatment.  Fourth, 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. (Updated 1/2011)

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Paid Family Sick Leave

Nevada does not have statewide paid family medical leave. However, employers with at least 50 employees must allow employees to accrue paid leave for up to 40 hours per year.