Virginia Unemployment Benefits Calculator

The latest figures for Virginia show an unemployment rate of 6.1%.

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
State in which you earned wages
Approximate wages earned from Apr. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jul. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jan. 1, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020  
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Virginia unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the Virginia Employment Commission for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  Virginia Employment Commission

Unemployed through no fault of your own
You must file your initial application for benefits by telephone through the VEC's call center or over the internet.
Be able to work and willing to work
Be available to work with no undue restrictions on your availability for work
Make an active search for work each week
Report all refusals for job offers from any source.
File your weekly request for payment of benefits in a timely manner.
Minimum $3,000 to be earned in two quarters of base period in which total wages were the highest

1-Virginia Claimant has earned $2,700 in the two highest quarters of the base period combined
2- The base period is the first four of the last five preceding calendar quarters.
3- You must have certain financial qualifications during the base or alternate period to qualify for Virginia unemployment benefits.  To maintain benefits, you must actively seek work.

How long can you claim benefits: 12-26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  $54-$378

Determined by:  two quarters with the highest earnings reported during the base period x multiplier

Weekly Benefit – You must make your claim weekly to continue to receive benefits.