West Virginia

West Virginia Unemployment Application

Losing your job and finding yourself unemployed can be a rather stressful time particularly today when an uncertain economy and rising prices are the norm. Fortunately in the US, unemployed workers may be eligible to receive monetary benefits on a temporary basis. In the state of West Virginia, the minimum weekly unemployment amount is currently $24 while the maximum is $424 per week.

To collect unemployment weekly in West Virginia you must be unemployed through no fault of your own or be able to prove why you were forced to leave your position.

To file an initial West Virginia weekly claim for unemployment, you must report in person to one of the state's Work Force offices just as soon as you have lost your job. Work Force office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays.

To find the unemployment claims office nearest you in West Virginia, log onto http://www.wvcommerce.org/ and scroll through the list of locations. Telephone and fax numbers as well as information regarding state holidays and office closures are also listed on the site.

There are several important pieces of information you must provide when applying for West Virginia weekly unemployment benefits. You will need your Social Security card, driver's license or photo ID, any applicable military or immigrant forms, and work related details including the contact information for your previous employers and the dates you were employed over the last 18 months.

You will also need to bring a completed claim weekly unemployment application with you to the office when filing for your initial claim. Point your web browser to http://www.wvcommerce.org/CD-1.pdf and then print and complete the Work Force application.

On average, it will take about three weeks to begin receiving benefits after filing an initial West Virginia weekly claim for unemployment. There is also a one week, unpaid waiting period during a claim year that must be served after initially filing.

After the initial form is filed, a weekly unemployment claim may then be filed over the telephone using West Virginia's Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system or via the Internet for your convenience. Call IVR at 1-800-379-1032 or log onto www.wvuc.org to file your claim weekly unemployment application.

To be eligible for an ongoing West Virginia unemployment weekly claim unemployed workers must be actively looking for work and also available for full time work.


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