West Virginia Unemployment Department
The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called WorkForce West Virginia. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the West Virginia Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for WV unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.
If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. There is a one-week unpaid waiting period during a claim year. You cannot serve the waiting period before you apply for a claim. At the time of filing you will need information including you may be asked to provide your Social Security card and a photo ID (such as a valid driver’s license) for verification purposes. Make sure you have these items available and can provide them upon request. If you are not a citizen of the US, you will be asked to supply government issued documentation showing your work status. Your document must include an identification number, the name of the agency that issued the document, and an expiration date. You will be asked to complete an Initial Unemployment Compensation Application, wherein you will provide the business names and complete mailing addresses for all employers for whom you worked during the last 18 months, along with the dates of employment and reason for separation from each employer. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your West Virginia unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.
- Unemployment Department Location
WorkForce West Virginia
1321 Plaza East
Charleston, WV 25305
- Unemployment Claim Phone Number
It appears there is not an option to file a WV unemployment claim over the phone.
- Unempoyment Claim Online
The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for WV unemployment online, click here.