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Nevada Unemployment Office Adopts Claims Verification

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's state jobless office has signed on with an identity verification system that requires an additional step for new regular unemployment insurance applicants providing personal information online.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the system, called, is meant to ensure security and streamline claims.

Beginning Tuesday, applicants for regular claims will be required to use the new system if they're told to do so by the unemployment office.

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Department employment security chief Lynda Parven says the system is required under federal guidelines and is already used by more than 25 states and several federal agencies.