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Unemployment Insurance

Here is the information you need to get started now with your application for Unemployment Insurance Benefits...

Online Claims

File a New Claim for UI Benefits Online

Telephone Claims

File a New Claim for UI Benefits by Telephone:
1-866-832-2363
Available 8:15am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday. Closed weekends and state holidays.

Continuing Claims

It is your responsibility to file your weekly continued claim on time, each week, while you are receiving benefits.

Contact Information Changes

If your contact information changes at any time, it is your responsibility to notify us immediately at: 1-866-832-2363 or complete the name/address change form: Instructions | Form.

TTY Callers

Virginia Relay enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, or speech disabled to communicate by TTY (text telephone). Direct access to the VEC Administrative Offices in Richmond for TTY callers: 804-371-8050. For easy access to Virginia Relay (Telecommunications Relay Service) dial "711," or use the toll free access numbers: 800-828-1120 (TTY), or 800-828-1140 (voice).


Below are links to downloadable/printable documents that you may need to expedite your claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI).

General Information

Dealing with the Loss of a Job

Unemployment Insurance

Reference

Special Circumstance Information and Forms

These forms are to be used only after being directed to do so by a VEC representative.


Anyone who has questions about Virginia Labor and Employment laws can submit them to: laborlaw@doli.virginia.gov. You will receive a response in 24 hours or less!