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 www.vec.virginia.gov or apply at www.vaworkconnect.com 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.

How Do I Contact the Virginia Employment Commission?

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