Virginia Employment Lawyer and Social Security disability Attorney

Areas of Practice

Initial Consultations

If you would like to discuss your employment or disability related concerns, call 804-440-6557 to schedule an initial consultation. You will meet directly with attorney D. Scott Gordon for an extended evaluation of your issues, not an inexperienced paralegal.

Unemployment Benefits

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.

Partial benefits also are available during any week when you earn less than your VEC weekly benefit amount due to a reduction in available work. (Note that your weekly VEC benefit amount is not the same as your average weekly earnings.)

Finally, Virginia applies a one week waiting period from your separation date before you can receive benefits

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