File Unemployment Claim at Virginia Employment Commission

For you to claim unemployment insurance benefits in the state of Virginia, you only need to visit the website of the Virginia Employment Commission and fill in certain forms there. On the said website, you will find all the resources you need to file your initial claim, register for work — and proceed to file your first (and subsequent) weekly claim(s). The Virginia Employment Commission’s website also has the resources to help you go beyond needing to rely on unemployment benefits – that is, resources to help you find another job. There is even a job search portal linked to the Virginia Employment Commission’s website. If you prefer to file your unemployment insurance benefits claim by phone, you will find the relevant phone numbers on the Virginia Employment Commission’s website. In a nutshell, the website of the Virginia Employment Commission has all the resources you need to successfully make a filing for unemployment insurance benefits.

Requirements for you to file an unemployment claim at Virginia Employment Commission

To file an unemployment claim at Virginia Employment Commission, you need to be equipped with a computing device that has a browser application, and that is connected to the Internet. You also need to be a person who actually qualifies for Virginia’s unemployment insurance benefits (mainly with respect to your recent employment history).

Steps to follow when filing an unemployment claim at Virginia Employment Commission

  • Firstly, you need to go to the website of the Virginia Employment Commission. To do this, you need to put your computing device on, and then launch the browser application. Then you need to enter the address/URL for the Virginia Employment Commission into the browser application. The address/URL we have just made reference to is provided in the ‘links’ section of this article. When you enter that address/URL into your browser application, you are taken straight to the website of the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • When you get to the website of the Virginia Employment Commission, on the landing page, right at the top, you will see a main menu – with items like ‘Jobseekers’, ‘Employers’, ‘Unemployment Insurance’ and ‘Labor Market Information’. Click on the ‘Unemployment Insurance’ link from this menu.
  • When you click on the ‘Unemployment Insurance’ link, you are taken to another screen, where you will find the resources you need to access your unemployment insurance benefits. Click on the first link in this screen: the one that says ‘File Your Initial or Continued Claim Online’. Then enter the required information in the subsequent screens, in order to complete the filing.

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