Understanding how to claim your Virginia unemployment benefits can be very confusing. It is important you fill out the claim correctly in order to receive your unemployment benefits on time. If you are unemployed for the first time, you may find that the information available online is not enough for you. In that case you can always get assistance by phone from the staff at the Virginia department of unemployment services. Don’t hesitate to call, they are there to help you.
The Virginia Unemployment Benefits Phone Number:
VEC Central Office
John R. Broadway, Commissioner
703 E. Main St
** NOTE ** The VEC Central Office houses the VEC Administrative Offices.
This office DOES NOT handle walk-ins, to include Unemployment or Job Seeker Services.
P.O. Box 1358
Richmond, VA 23218-1358
Before you make the phone call, be sure to have in front of you your social security number and details about your previous employers – dates of employment and salary amount.
It is also a good idea to have a pen and paper handy, so you can write down the instructions you receive instead of relying on your memory.
Virginia Unemployment Benefits Phone Number: 804-786-1485