Since Nevada switched to a new unemployment benefits debit card provider, delivery issues with the new cards and at-times conflicting messages have left some claimants frustrated and waiting for weeks for benefits.
Bank of America froze more than 25,000 Nevada unemployment insurance debit cards from July through February while the state fielded an onslaught of unemployment claims — a move that officials say prevented payouts on fraudulent claims but also frustrated many legitimate claimants who were cut off from crucial payments for months at a time.
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More than 20 organizations signed on to a letter last week calling on Sisolak to issue a statewide moratorium on evictions to provide peace of mind to renters, who comprise 45 percent of Nevada households, and replace a confusing patchwork of orders from individual local courts offering varied levels of relief to tenants.
Fears of a widespread outbreak have prompted some Nevada shoppers to stock up on cleaning products, canned food and bottled water, even before any coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Silver State. But what’s really known about the virus? How does it compare to illnesses that have been around for years? And should Nevadans alter their daily routines in response The Nevada Independent explores the facts to put the illness in perspective.