Most individuals who become unemployed by no fault of their own are entitled to receive weekly unemployment benefits, as administered by the Virginia Employment Commission (“VEC”). The weekly benefit amount depends about the amount of your earnings in prior quarters and can be offset by other earnings or severance income. To receive benefits, Claimants must be able and available to work. The Claimant must register with the VEC and regularly report job search efforts for each week in which he or she claims benefits.

For additional information see the following categories:

Qualification Rules and Standards

Contested Claim Procedures

Richmond Employment and Social Security Attorney


Related Links

Virginia Employment Commission

VEC Precedent Decision Manual


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