West Virginia Unemployment Benefit Questions
Who qualifies for WV unemployment insurance?
In West Virginia, to qualify for unemployment insurance, you must have sufficient past employment earnings and you should be unemployed through no fault of your own. Additionally, you must be able, available, and actively seeking work while receiving benefits. Learn more.
How do I apply for WV unemployment benefits?
To apply for unemployment benefits in West Virginia, you can submit an application online via the WorkForce West Virginia website. Ensure you have all necessary information ready, including your Social Security number, employment history, and bank details for direct deposit. Learn more.
How are WV unemployment benefits calculated?
Workforce WV uses a formula to calculate your benefits. The amount of money you receive is based on your previous earnings and work history. The most you can receive is $30 per week, and the lowest amount is $24 per week. Learn how to calculate your WV unemployment benefits.
How long will my UI benefit last?
In West Virginia, you can collect unemployment compensation for up to 26 weeks. Sometimes UI benefits are extended during periods of a high rate of unemployment.
What are the WV unemployment work search requirements?
In West Virginia, individuals claiming unemployment benefits are required to actively search for work and document their job search activities each week. This includes making job contacts and being available for work if a job offer is made. Learn more.
How do I file my WV weekly claim?
Why was my WV unemployment claim denied?
Your WV unemployment claim can be denied if you do not meet the eligibility requirements set forth by West Virginia law. This includes being able and available to work, and actively searching for work. You must also be unemployed through no fault of your own and meet certain work history requirements. If you are denied benefits, you have the right to file an appeal.
How do I contact Workforce West Virginia?
How do I get paid?
You can choose to receive your weekly payments through direct deposit or have the funds deposited onto a KeyBank Mastercard debit card.