I was able to call and successfully claim weeks ending in 12/26, 1/02 and 1/09…eventhough I have not received payments yet. Just keep trying to file. And Dang, what a surprise I got!! This program covers an additional 6 to 13 weeks of unemployment benefits, depending upon the number of weeks you were eligible for benefits on your original unemployment insurance claim. You might need to call. Those who self-certified before the 15th havent received anything yet. It is unfortunate that some do not have their W-2’s, sorry about that. See further details in the section below including a link to the VA LWA page. The VEC will then notify claimants after this date to allow them to file/certify claims. But if the determination process finds the recipients were not due the money, they will have to pay it back, possibly along with interest and fees. Now remember, I still haven’t self certified or anything. We shall see….can’t get ahold of anyone on the phone. Once your eligibility is determined, you may complete a separate PUA application. I have exhausted my UI and just applied for PEUC. Is there a different number to call for filing weekly claims for peuc ? Hmmm that is odd and bad. No I haven’t received anything you because I answered those questions wrong and accidentally submitted it so I dont think I’m getting anything. Surging demand caused significant delays in the approval and processing of unemployment claims in Virginia. She got her Way2Go card and the Gov2Go is giving her the option to file every week and nothing is being paid. Whatever you were initially approved for. Rather than saying the implemention date will be the 8th it says it will be between the 8th and the 14th. Some people ran out of weeks before the date of 12/31. Regarding the recorded message about the two day delay. Sorry for the bad news. The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) administers the unemployment compensation program that provides temporary financial assistance to individuals who become unemployed through no fault of their own. The questions they asked were the same they asked when we filed on the VEC wite. Please allow at least 3 business days before contacting the VEC with questions about your payment. The target date for implementation is 01/29/21. I have not had issues receiving my regular UI. He said he had already filed on the 27th so he wouldn’t need to file 2x for the same week. For those who had exhausted balances prior to 12/27/20, they will have to wait until after 01/29/21 to file their weekly benefits claim and get the extended benefits and $300 FPUC payment. I do use the VRS phone number at times to call for the balance or if there was a hiccup in the system, to make sure my payment for that week is on its way. EVERYONE Call the local VEC numbers for your county. I never trusted the gov2go tool as the system has soo many glitches and I highly recommend you call every Monday to file your weekly claims…to be honest that will ensure your claim certification as someone that has more knowledge than any of us is actually the one processing the claim! According to a spokesperson for the Commission, over 900,000 claims were filed in just over 4 months from … Is there anyone successfully extended their benefit for 2021? If you are eligible for regular unemployment benefits, you will receive a Monetary Determination Letter and PIN, typically within 7 to 10 business days of filing your initial claim. PUA and PEUC, FPUC will be automatically added to the claimants’ benefits if they are eligible for the weeks outlined in the new legislation. You could get more and even back pay for those weeks but you essentially contested the benefit amount and asked for an increase. has anyone else have this problem. I was able to file claims for weeks ending 1/2 and 1/9 on Gov2go. I should be getting the last deposit from UI to my bank account today but my balance is at $0 when I call into to the Unemployment office. However, two issues: 1. As said…I never relied on Gov2go app or website in the past. Mailing Address P.O. Is everyone having this problem? Did I receive this message because it is too early to call or because I am denied benefit. Thank you for your spot on response, God bless and stay safe! They told me my $1800 was sent to me on the 15th of October and that it was returned and as soon as it returns they will post it to my account. Lots of us were able to file week ending Jan 2 but havent paid but that is okay because we get the retro later because it is filed. I would ignore the automated system until they update the system. They all insisted I had to give my gross amount but I am self-employed and I even had an argument with the local VEC office in my area and they said the same thing and because they insisted I had to give my gross amount I didn’t get but two weeks worth of Pua up until July 25th and that was it and I was supposed to get 13 weeks and even though I have faxed them the information and contacted the woman who takes the complaint through the VEC they still haven’t done anything and I seriously doubt they will I know a lot of people that haven’t received anything and they were working regular jobs they weren’t even self-employed and still didn’t get there Pua even though they qualified my neighbor got one payment back in April and that was it most of the money is probably going to people that don’t need it. This additional benefit will be added to and retroactive to the week ending January 2, 2021. She filed on Dec 22nd and has now filed weeks one two and three of the PUA and has not received a single dollar. See our. Individuals who work reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic may still be eligible to collect partial unemployment benefits if your gross earnings are less than the weekly benefit amount. I understand the number of claims that deputies are now responsible for, however, this has turned into an extremely lengthy process that has definitely caused a financial hardship for my family. Did anyone in Virginia get theirs after self verifying past the oct 15th “deadline” I did it on the 16th when I t popped up in my gov2go timeline…. Updated: 8:12 PM EDT September 10, 2020. I have not recevied any reply. Not sure why stupid VA made it so we have to file on that site. So after 73 phone calls in the past 2 days only one person was somewhat able to assist me. * Please note that the VEC does not administer the Fair Labor Standards Act or other labor and employment laws. The Virginia Employment Commission said Thursday it expects to begin distributing $300-a-week in additional unemployment benefits in “about two and a half weeks,” which would fall on the week of Sept. 20. Trying calling you House of Representative. I hope this helps. Or does it say zero dollars available. At that time , the state was approved for $103 million to pay at least five weeks of benefits, retroactive to the week ending Aug. 1. Do people that exhausted regular and extended benefits still get the 300 weekly. If it say busy..try again a few times and you will be good to go. This is weird. If you have exhausted benefits paid through the regular unemployment and PEUC program, you may be entitled to receive up to 50% of the total amount received on your regular unemployment benefits through the Extended Benefit (EB) program. – VA should be taking out taxes but they did not take taxes out of FPUC (at least for me) like they do for my regular unemployment. If you are still unemployed and filing weekly, You would be getting your regular benefits but nothing extra. I filed all 39 weeks and then the 26th it stopped giving me the option to file and isn’t allowing for extended weeks still to date. Yes, I agree with Teresa because I tried filing at GOV2GO too after filing at VEC and it says that I have no more week to file. I know the PUA people have received theirs but I don’t know anyone that is receiving regular unemployment that has received any of the LWA money. I went by there (Roanoke) today and the security guard gave me the paper that has the website address to make the appointment. Pua people don’t have to do anything because you certify every week so you already qualify for what ever program they have. This is much later than other states. Governor says more COVID-19 vaccines are expected this week; gives unemployment assistance updates Governor Justice holds press conference (WSAZ, Governor Jim Justice) By WSAZ News Staff I got mine on 12/15. Update on delayed $300 lost wages assistance payment in Virginia By: Cameron Thompson , WTVR CBS 6 Web Staff Posted at 9:01 AM, Oct 15, 2020 I wonder if they really know what is going on? Tammy or anyone seeking VEC local numbers please click or go to this link. Also, federal assistance received required changes to their online processing systems, which delayed the processing of claims and benefits. I hope it starts soon as I already exhausted my 1800 for bills. The delivery of physical mail to the Governor’s office may be significantly delayed due to safety precautions that Virginia has implemented to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. But certify where? If the unemployment rate goes up, it comes back on. Article has been updated to reflect this. You can see a summary of the estimated VA VEC payment dates in this video. I filled 8n all the paperwork in August when the president approved this,filed the initial paperwork, thought all was fine.did not receive paperwork, or E mails telling me there had been a change of mind, and would not receive my 300.00 a week benefit..so here it is, day 3, I did thank God receive my weekly unemployment benefit for this week.I would like to know, will I receive the 1800.00 benefit or not…times ate getting hard.. Help, Can you tell me more on the LWA. PEUC and PUA programs have a phase out period where existing claimants with remaining weeks/balances can file for benefits until the week ending April 10th, 2021. However, you add the technical problems to it and that resulted in a 2 business day delay. Well it’s now 3 and nothing. When I call and check the status it says there’s no details on my claim, Same thing here and when I go to check my account balance it’s all zeros. The date in question is 12/26 or 12/27. Perfect! Cause its not letting file a claim saying u have no weeks to claim..im jus trying if im good tho. Two different situations. I had a feeling this would happen since the system would only let me file for the previous week. A separate application is required. I want everyone to know that I was able to file on Jan 9 for extension. Virginia Employment Commission gives update on unemployment and Lost Wages Assistance NBC 29 News | 10-18 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a record number of claims for unemployment insurance in Virginia. Also I called to check my balance it still say a $0 balance. Like do you still receive your weekly payments? To be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Virginia, you must meet the following eligibility requirements during the pandemic: You must file a weekly claim to prove that you are still eligible and qualify for unemployment benefits. On Monday I just so happen to call and reapply for the pua. Virginia (VEC) Unemployment Benefits News and Updates on Extended 2021 Programs – $300 FPUC, PUA and PEUC. It let me file last Monday morning while taking to a live person . I’m thinking he said that to schedule the appointments it opens up at 10 AM. Why? So just for fun I called to check. I’ve spoken to a rep every time I call. I’m on regular UI & I still have around $1000 left. 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Extended unemployment benefits program ending in Virginia. My benefits i received was Oct 27 and it me file for a month then it stop letting me file.. I assumed that I was NOT going to receiving it. Any information will be extremely helpful, thank you! The Virginia Employment Commission provided the update on Monday. If they are being slowed down by glitches we may not see payment for that till Friday or early next week. I still haven’t. If you have questions about whether you’re eligible for unemployment benefits read our COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits and Insurance FAQ and check out Virginia's claimant handbook. Workers have also struggled with confusing instructions and a byzantine application process. And do u live in the Central area of Virginia? If your contact information changes at any time, it is your responsibility to notify us immediately at: 1-866-832-2363 or complete the name/address change form: Instructions | Form. If they are supposed to add 11 weeks, my balance should reflect 18 weeks. They have now been processed and they should be received no later than Monday, October 26. Still hoping. This article was last updated on January 9 [Updated with latest extensions and program payment information] The Virginia Employment Commission has received an unprecedented number of unemployment claims resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a spokesperson for the Commission, over 900,000 claims were filed in just over 4 months from mid-March through early July … So who really knows! Although I still didn’t get paid for that yet. On Saturday wonder when those funds will be available looking for guidance? I know that they said the program should be up and running by the 8th but apparently they are still down. Has anyone who has used Gov2Go successfully filed for 1/2//20 & 1/9/20 and received their payment along with the extra $300? At the start of the pandemic, the existing call center was staffed with 86 employees. Upon exhausting regular unemployment benefits, you must file a separate application to receive PEUC benefits. I was able to file PEUC today for the week ending 1/2/2021. I have contacted the VEC via phone and virtual communications and have received zero information. So I’m not able to file extended 11 weeks and she is filing but neither of us are getting paid. My balance still says 0 dollars my peuc ended in November will i get the new peuc extension and the extra 300, I exhausted my regular and extended benefits in December. Let me know please so I dont bother taking action yet. I’m on PEUC and I received payment for 1/2 and 1/9 as well as the Boost payment for the last 2 weeks today. Yes, due to Virginia’s improving employment landscape, the U.S. Department of Labor decided to switch of the 13 weeks of extended benefits. I do not know how accurate this is but the representative simply said I cannot receive anymore because I didn’t self certify on the 1st of August. EB is the one that pays 50%. Ater nearly a week of unsuccessful attempts at speaking to a live rep, I decided to just go to my local office. Update from Bill on VEC issues – “So thanks to the assistance of all those on this site I was able to call the VEC [on October 13th] and actually speak to someone regarding the $300. Please help ! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I filed all my claims after I received my monetary determination, I filed for like two and a half months because it by this time it was already July and had not received anything because the gov to go website lost all of my information and the VEC had no info on my filing even though I had a confirmation number so we had to do it over the phone. I got a confirmation will I still get the lwa? First my fiance. Try every once in a while this weekend and perhaps you will get it completed. As far as i know, PEUC is an extension of UI and are paid the same amount as UI. That started processing payments around October 16th and payments started hitting people’s bank accounts or debit cards from October 19th. If your weekly benefit payment is at least $100, and you were eligible for unemployment benefits, you may receive an additional $300 in assistance retroactive through weeks ending August 1, 2020 to September 5th, 2020. After filing the PEUC, do I continue filing in Work Force Connection for benefit while waiting for result/reply or wait for result/reply first before filing? I did get in contact with a VEC representative and they said that payments will not be made or at least another week or two. I was receiving regular unemployment then finally received my LWA amount. What about payments after Sept 9th, will they be automatic or do I have to reapply? Hopefully later, today. Hello Jeremy. Sadly there is always some excuse or another (rainy day, too sunny just to make a joke). You can file either online or by telephone for your initial claim (to file online, please select below to get started). Call 866-832-2363 option 1 then option 9 to speak to a representative. Anyone having any luck filing for PEUC or PUA? )Mailing AddressP.O. I recently switched to the VA debit card service, eventhough I got payment on it I thought that was the issue…but thank you for your help! I would say call VEC. I never received anything but I still made sure I filed a claim every week. I would give them a call and I know no one wants to be on the line forever but that is your quickest route. VEC Organizational Chart I’m currently receiving PUA weekly. Scroll down and you should see where you file. Mine says the same thing. So I was told not to panic if the money is not in on the 15th. so everyone that is having this problem call if u can’t do it on the site. Yes the W-2 has to be done prior to recertification. UI was exhausted and I filled out the PEUC online and received my same UI payment even though the letter I received said up to 50%. She filed for unemployment and was receiving benefits, but … It is like regular UI but extended for pandemic reasons. NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia plans to start distributing an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits to … That would have put me at today for last weeks’ benefit, but nothing was there today…. I checked my benefit by phone today and it is processed. Based on the qualifications I SHOULD be approved for this. Is there any other message we can hear by phone? In my Gov2Go app, on my timeline, it said that I had to uphold a copy of my W-2 within 10 days. I had certified every week never stopped same questions asked….Now how long do I wait? Several readers have acknowledged the lack of information and delayed payment relative to other states as you can see in the comments below. W.Va. 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