Online Services

The Virginia Employment Commission's Customer Self-Service is available for weekly claim filing and inquiries between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday).  You can file a claim using the IVR by calling 1-866-832-2363 or file a  weekly claim by calling 1-800-897-5630.


File Your Virginia Unemployment Claim Online

Filing instructions and login

File a claim in another state

You can also

  • File a new claim for unemployment benefits.
  • Reopen an existing claim after a break has occurred in your weekly request for payments.
  • File a partial claim.
  • File your continued / weekly claim for benefits.
  • Set Electronic payment method - debit card/direct deposit.