Virginia Employment Commission and their Extended Benefits Program

By November 19, 2020COVID-19

The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) has been notified by the U. S. Department of Labor that the Extended Benefits (EB) Program in Virginia will end on November 21, 2020.  This means the last payable week for EB will be the week ending November 21, 2020.  The last effective date for an EB initial, additional, or reopened claim will be November 15, 2020.  Although claimants receive EB monetary determinations indicating they will receive certain entitlement, the fact that the program is ending means they may not receive their full entitlement.

The VEC will be sending out messages to claimants through their Gov2Go account. This will advise those affected claimants of the end of the EB program.


Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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