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Virginia Unemployment Weekly Claims

To avoid your claims from being rejected, you must make sure that your file your weekly claim within 28 days of filing the initial/ opening claim.

There are some criteria that claimants must meet in order to continue remaining eligible for UC. First, the claimant must actively seek new job opportunities and may have to prepare a work search report summarizing his/her efforts for the same. Claimants must not reject suitable job opportunities when they are presented to them. And most importantly, claimants must keep the State accurately informed about any income they earn.

The above tasks can be done online or through telephone. Usually a set of 15 questions are to be answered by claimants who wish to file further weekly claims.

As long as a claimant remains eligible for UI, he/she will continue to receive benefit checks from the state until the benefit balance is exhausted.

The amount and duration of benefits change from place to place. But they are given out for a maximum of up to 26 weeks.

 

18 thoughts on “Virginia Unemployment Weekly Claims”

  1. Filled out my weekly benifits online yesterday while exhausted and jet lagged.Think I entered some wrong values, how do I change the information?

    1. James,

      Please login to the same page and look out for options to edit. To correct something that is not editable, please call the Claims Center.

  2. I didn’t file the first weekly claim within 28 days of initial claim. I didn’t realize there was a time limit…I was on severance and just wanted to start the process. Can I start a new initial claim? Is there anything I can do? Thanks

    1. Emily,

      Please call the Claims Center and speak to a representative for instructions. In the future, please file as per the timelines.

  3. I applied for UI on 6/26.
    I have received my monetary determination. I have not received my PIN to file my weekly claim. Can I call my weekly claim in?

    1. Please note, we are not associated with the labor authorities in your state and therefore, do not have access to your claim information.

      Call the claims center for an update.

  4. my 16 of Virginia state unemployment expired March 29, 2014. Will my Virginia State unemployment be extended 10 weeks more equally the 26 week limit?

    Respectfully,
    Holly K Nermyr
    10097 Chestnut Wood Lane Burke VA 22015 703-978-1383

    1. looks like you were approved only for 16 weeks that exhausted. The upper limit on state provided UI is 26 weeks.

      For confirmation,please call the claims center of the labor dept in your state.

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