Filing an Unemployment Benefits Claim

Is the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center a Virginia Employment Commission Field Office?

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is not a Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) field office. 

News from the Virginia Employment Commission

Beginning with claims effective March 15, 2020, Governor Northam has directed that the one-week waiting period and the requirement to conduct a weekly job search both be suspended for those receiving unemployment insurance benefits. 

To get information about Unemployment Insurance benefits, visit or apply at or the application call center at 1-866-832-2363. You can also view a video on how to file your claim online.

  • Once you have filed your initial claim, you must continue to file your weekly continuing claims either online or by using the automated voice response system at 800-897-5630 to receive payment.
  • If you are not eligible for regular/traditional unemployment insurance (individuals may include those who are self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, clergy and those working for religious organizations), the CARES Act includes a provision for temporary benefits - called the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.

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