Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-07-28 21:42:25 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — DETR faces criticism from many Nevadans about its recent use of “ID.me” ID verification. This was recently implemented to avoid fraud.
We have received many viewer concerns about this identification, which they say is preventing claimants from losing their jobs. They say the phone line is busy or the website isn’t working properly.
8 News Now talks to Andrew Wilczynski, who lives in Las Vegas. He says he has been unemployed since the beginning of last year. He has overcome a number of issues over the past few months, but he says it was a big headache when DETR implemented the ID.me protection layer.
Other viewers are being told that the phone line is busy or that they will call back later.
8 News Now has contacted DETR about the security measures implemented against Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants and regular unemployment claimants, which began on July 22.
They say this helps identify the claimant and eliminate fraud. Wilczynski says the idea is great, but the process is broken.
“The answer is why they’re doing it, and the scams are terrible, but not fair to people like me who want to get back to work, but it’s customary when this delta variant gets higher. Will not come back than they expected, “said Wiltinsky.
DETR reports that 8 News Now UI claimants need to verify their identity. They say that about 88% of users can complete the process and about 12% need help.
They encourage petitioners to use Google Chrome as their web browser.
If you want to do this directly, you can visit your local library or one-stop carrier center and use a computer with a webcam to complete the identity process.
Remember that extended unemployment insurance benefits will expire on September 4th.
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