Attention federal employees impacted by the recent federal shutdown who filed for unemployment compensation while on layoff

December 24, 2018

We will continue the processing of unemployment claims filed during the recent federal shutdown.  Since back pay was approved by legislation passed in Washington, DC, you may be contacted by a representative of the Virginia Employment Commission to obtain weekly wage information for any weeks you may have claimed during the shutdown period.  If benefits were paid, you will receive an appealable overpayment determination followed by a billing statement after the initial appeal period of that determination expires.  The billing statement will contain information on how to repay the benefits received.