The Virginia Employment Commission's Claimant Self-Service (CSS) online portal is available for filing initial claims, reactivating existing claims, and filing weekly claims for unemployment benefits.
Note: In order to continue to make improvements for our customers, the VEC has scheduled maintenance every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
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.