West Virginia Unemployment Benefit Questions
I live in another state but I have worked in WV within the last 18 months. How do I file a claim for unemployment benefits in WV?
Calls can be made to the toll free Claims Assistance number Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Claims can also be filed via the Internet, visit www.wvuc.com for more details.
What do I need to file my Interstate claim by telephone or internet?
- Social Security Number
- History of previous employment
- Personal Identification Number
- Contact address and telephone number (self)
- Reason behind separation from previous job
Are severance pay, retirement benefits or wages in lieu of notice considered as deductible income?
Severance pay or wages in lieu of notice are not considered as deductible income. However retirement benefits are considered as deductible income if they are provided from a fund funded by a base period employer or a chargeable employer.
How long does it take to receive first payment?
Benefit checks start arriving approximately 3 weeks after the initial claim was filed.