Can you give an accurate instruction on this so some of us dont make mistake and end up delaying the benefit. Anyone having any luck filing for PEUC or PUA? We shall see….can’t get ahold of anyone on the phone. The VEC system is all messed up.Is there anybody been able to file their weekly PUA claim today? I know this is a tough time for everybody. You should try and call them and ask to have your response updated/changed. The content of this site is for informational purposes only. Otherwise my only advice will be to call early Monday morning to the VEC and see what is going on with your claim. The automated system was also wrong when it said the amount my check was issued for. TIA. Mind you Monday is MLK their office is closed…so this will cause another slight delay! I did not receive my weekly UI benefit of $378. VEC Central Office. I can’t get through to Unemployment for an explanation. I tried filing in UI and it says that I have exhausted my unemployment. I had a balance when I checked mine. 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Is there a different number to call for filing weekly claims for peuc ? Good luck and God bless, Thank you for the help Adam greatly appreciated. I’m sorry. Im trying figure out will i get the back pay? You should call the number to verify if your balance is $0. Hope everyone gets in! You also have to enter your “Pin #” that you originally got thru the mail. Well I did not do that because I couldn’t find it anywhere! Am still waiting the extra 300 and heard some people already received it , however am in the middle of crisis. I too am still waiting. What if you still haven’t receive the $1800 yet? The best thing to do would be to try to get a hold of someone at VEC so that they can help you with your account. I only received $300 not the full $1,800 I thought I was supposed to receive the full amount and I self certified a week before September 30th and I can never reach a representative on the phone, how can I have them correct the issue. I normally get paid Tue or Wed since they take about 1 business day after you submit the re-certification. I noticed that Weekly Filing in Work Force Connection option is gone and there is a new option in GOV2GO for UI weekly claim but no option for PEUC and PUA weekly claim. This is the same email that was sent to William Walton at the Virginia Employment Commission several days ago and I have still not received a response nor have I been able to reach an agent through the VEC virtual chat. has anyone else have this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. They will now have to verify your documents and set a new amount. It let me file for the 2nd and 9th. I replayed it but it was garbled. I only used up 7 weeks of 13 week given to us from previous extension under PEUC. I had certified every week never stopped same questions asked….Now how long do I wait? Updated: 8:12 PM EDT September 10, 2020. • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): provides an additional 13 weeks of Unemployment benefits to regular unemployment insurance recipients. I had just spoken with someone on 12/8. (PUA claimants with remaining balances) If you did not exhaust your 39 weeks of PUA you will be allowed to claim additional weeks. To determine eligibility, you must file a new unemployment insurance claim if you have not already done so. First my fiance. The PUA is not updated yet and will not let us file until they get it updated. I was receiving extended benefits (EB) would I be able to receive the new benefits that are about to come Isomeonr please help because I am so lost. Thanks for listening. Employment history for the past 18 months, including: First and the last date that you worked for each employer, Alien Registration number and the date your work authorization expires if you are not a US citizen, The name and local number of the union hall (if you obtain work through a union), Unemployed or had a reduction in hours due to no fault of your own, Earned enough wages to be eligible for unemployment benefits. I made a list of the local numbers (see my post below) so hopefully they will return my voicemail. So far nothing. Also I’m on PEUC I filed on Sunday with no issues. Additional UI extended benefits or the extra $300 FPUC payment cannot be paid until these changes are implemented. After being threatened with a lawsuit, the VEC decided to pay unemployment benefits (from 12/10) to thousands of Virginians whose claims had previously been on hold because they were “awaiting a staff review.” State officials decided to go ahead and proactively pay the applicants while their claims make their way through the determination process. I got the same response when I called in my claim this morning any other thoughts on why looking for help in virginia. But it won’t let me file anymore week either, I haven’t received anything since April took till December 10 for them to deny me applied for pua in april and when they finally denied me n outstanding issue with that n now telling me no payments I’ve called every number over 10 thousand times since april emailed … emailed representatives n no help.. I’ve lost everything. I haven’t received any Lwa funds and it’s an endless maze trying to contact someone on the phone, I’ve been on ui since March, very little to no email or letters, this is nerve wrecking!! Finally I went to the Gov site and they’re applied for the PUA. What is happening when you try to apply on Gov2go? Previously using their re-certification early each Sunday I never had problems filing and received my payments. The program will add an additional $300 each week that you receive benefits under the following programs: regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), State Extended Benefits (EB), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). Petersburg, Virginia 804-862-6155 Henrico, Virginia 804-652-3236 or 804-652-3233 Chesterfield county 804-652-3490 Fredericksburg 540-322-5768 Charlottesville, Virginia 434-282-2594. • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC): adds $600 per week and the regular benefits that recipients of Unemployment Insurance are entitled to receive; the benefit is retroactive to the week beginning March 29, 2020, and the program expired on July 31, 2020. Yes. As of Sept. 1, only three states, Kentucky, Montana and West Virginia, had decided to supply the extra $100.Vermont’s plan to bring the total payment to … More likely you will get your January 2 week payment hence you called them already. I called VEC about my mistake and they fixed it and paid my benefit for 3 weeks. So much inefficiency its astounding and the Governor of VA just ignores the debacle that is unemployment at the time and instead tweets about nonsense. Because of VEC programming/IT issues, the LWA payment will be made after October 15th, well after the funding approval from FEMA (Sep 12th). I have never stopped certifying each week. So far I haven’t and usually get my payment Tuesday nights at 8-9. FPUC payments are automatically added to the weekly benefit payment. 1:1 Assistance with Medicaid Applications. Visitors should not act upon the content or information without first seeking appropriate professional advice or the official source of information. Hmmm that is odd and bad. Therefore since I successfully claimed those weeks…that means I have not exhausted my claims…correct? It said it had been accepted and was being processed. I am in the same situation. Terry, I exhausted my Peuc claims in December. No online chat, no emails answered, no phone contact, It is a cluster and still no LWA yet people have gotten it. I have contacted the VEC via phone and virtual communications and have received zero information. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. It is the last one since after that still waiting for gov2go to allow me to make my next weekly certification. Does anyone here are receiving 50% only from PEUC? I applied for unemployment benefits September 2020. She filed for unemployment and was receiving benefits, but … You will get paid soon once VEC starts processing payments – and should include your back way for weeks certified. However, it is unsure if telephone claims can be made from all areas in Virginia. And in general, do we mark it complete every week? This is based on the gov2go document that was optional to fill out back on Oct 2, 2020 & it stated we should receive another letter in 4-6wks letting us know if we qualify for more than the $158..it is now the 6th week as of this post.. I have put aside 10% just in case so I don’t get a surprise come Tax Day. I know many of you are in similar situations. Article has been updated to reflect this. Correct. The only problem is that they gave me the full amount and did not take the 10% for taxes I had been getting taken out for regular UI. Like do you still receive your weekly payments? The unemployment provisions of this bill are known as the “Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act of 2020.” The very first time I file for unemployment, I made a mistake by filing the “initial filing” for 3 weeks instead of following up with weekly filing. It’s not the same number that I call when I file weekly. Letter was dated that day and that’s the date of my back pay deposit of the difference from all 39 weeks! 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. My UI got paid for its remaining balance this week so I applied for PEUC. I was able to file early this morning on the GOV2GO site. 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. I should be getting more but was afraid to file for increase and then be stuck in limbo. Virginia Workforce Connection - Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Virginia. Is this a mistake? It’s just few yes and no questions. I’m currently receiving unemployment benefits but no LWA payment yet. You may have a balance of EB weeks remaining on your monetary determination, but no EB benefits can be paid after the week ending November 21, 2020.”. No more payments from Sep 9th. Please please help. Am I getting a one week check or all of the past weeks I had to attest to for PUA? And now we have MLK coming up so that will give them weeks to say there was a holiday and it slowed things down. 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. I received the entire $1800. File a New Claim for UI Benefits by Telephone: 1-866-832-2363 Available 8:15am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday, and Saturday between 9am and 1pm (closed Sunday and state holidays). However, when one calls the 800-897-5630, there is a quick message that says benefits payments may be delayed up to 2 days. – 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. Phone assistance is available from Monday-Friday 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Unless Congress passes an extension, no more additional UI benefits. It says to keep checking back . Terry the system wouldn’t let me file for my January 2nd PEUC claim. Will I be receiving that every week? I’m not sure what is going on with that because I can’t get ahold of anyone on the phone. Back on the hamster wheel. Why Commonwealth of VA are making changes like this? The Virginia Employment Commission has received an unprecedented number of unemployment claims resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Does this mean I’ll get paid for two weeks since my last payment was around December 29th or only 1 week? See our. However, you add the technical problems to it and that resulted in a 2 business day delay. if they don’t answer leave a message and they will call you back within 48 hours. Through a professional contact, I learned that my claim appears to be eligible for processing, however, no one can identify why payment has not been released. Sadly there is always some excuse or another (rainy day, too sunny just to make a joke). Applicants only need to self-certify that they are unemployed/partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. Thank you. 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