VEC has partnered with ID.me, a federally certified digital identity provider, to perform a highly secure digital identity verification process for unemployment claimants.
You will receive a communication from Gov2Go on behalf of the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) to notify you that you are required to verify your identity to access your unemployment benefits.
Please follow the steps outlined in the email link provided by Gov2Go in order to complete your required verification process. You must complete this verification process within 14 days of notification to be eligible for benefits. Your claim will be suspended until a successful verification is received and failure to complete this process may result in a denial of benefits.
ID.me is a trusted, secure service used by many government agencies and is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information and FAQs about ID.me, please visit help.id.me and/or watch this instructional video.
View the PDF's below for more helpful information if you're having trouble navigating the ID.me process:
- How to Set Up and Protect Your ID.me Account - Long Version | Short Version
- State Unemployment FAQ's
- How to Verify Your Identity on a Video Call