The Virginia Employment Commission provides unemployment insurance to citizens of Virginia who meet the eligibility requirements. As long as you meet the state's eligibility requirements, you can receive temporary financial assistance to help you get by while you look for a new job. After submitting your application for unemployment benefits, you probably will want to be able to check the status of the application. Remember, though, that there are three steps to getting unemployment benefits in Virginia. After filing the initial claim, you have to register for work and then file for weekly benefits, so there is no point in checking until you have completed the entire process. You should also remember that after you have met all of the requirements, you still have to go a through a one week, unpaid waiting period before you can start collecting your unemployment benefits.
Requirements for Receiving Unemployment Benefits in Virginia
Checking the Status of Your Claim
Other Contact Options
Everyone's personal situation is unique, and you may run into something that is not covered by the Virginia Employment Commission's help pages. If you need help that the above instructions cannot provide, you can call the Virginia Employment Commission's central office at 1-866-832-2363. You can also try mailing them at:
P.O. Box 26441
Richmond, VA 23261-6441
Finally, you can locate your local Virginia Employment Commission office here and go in to talk to a representative in person.
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