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West Virginia Unemployment Application

Things needed for filing a claim

While filing your claim, you will need the following:

  1. You Social Security Number (SSN)
  2. Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  3. Employment history – Which includes names and contact details of previous employers and dates of joining and leaving last held job
  4. Reason behind job separation

Claimants are expected to furnish authentic information while filing claims. The state may verify the details you provided with your previous employer. The accuracy of the information you submitted often decides how quickly your claim will be processed.


While preparing to file your initial claim, you will be asked to prepare a 4-digit personal identification number. Ensure that you remember this number as you will need it while filing subsequent claims. Should you forget your pin number, you are requested to contact your local unemployment compensation office at the earliest. You may be expected to visit the office in person and furnish proper identification before you can collect your PIN.

Want to know about how much you will receive?? West Virginia Unemployment Calculator

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in West Virginia

Unemployed?? West Virginia Unemployment Eligibility

    • Please check for options to do so online on the official website or call the claims center for a reset.

  1. I need to file for unemployment benefit I try to call hot line no assiastant,who do i call ,my phone number 615/692/4344 my name is khampraseuth chindavong

  2. i quit my job because I was being asked to do things that could jepordize my cdl license it has been six weeks since I quit and I have not found work yet am I still able to receive unemployment?

  3. I quit my job because my husband and I moved to another location. It wasn’t feasible for me to keep my job. Can I apply for unemployment?

    • You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  4. I have no ride to the location sites. Are there any online ways to fule for unemployment in West Virginia?

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