blue corner left
Unemployment Office List & Resource Guide
light blue corner left

Home | How to Collect Unemployment
| Eligibility | Where to File | Unemployment Insurance
If You Quit | Getting Paid | Extensions | Disqualification | 10 Helpful Tips

West Virginia

How Do I File for Unemployment Insurance?

Here are some things you should know about unemployment compensation. When you become totally unemployed, you should report to the claims office that serves your area as soon as possible after you lose your job.

List of offices.

You must be either totally or partially unemployed as defined in the law. You must have sufficient wages in employment covered by a state or federal unemployment compensation law. You must be able to work and available for full-time work. In addition, if you are totally unemployed, the reason you are no longer working must be considered. Generally, you must be unemployed through no fault of your own. If you are totally unemployed, you must make an active search for work during each week. You are required to register for work with a West Virginia Job Service Office. Also, unless the Commissioner determines you have completed such services or there is justifiable cause for your failure to participate, you must participate in reemployment services offered through the Job Service Office when you are selected for profiling.


Are you looking for advice on your career?

Join and Get Career Guides!
These career experts will offer you individualized attention and career advice.

We love their resume and cover letter writing services, interview preparation and career coaching services!

Click on the image above more information on how we can help you take control of your future!

Custom Search


Resources | Contact Us

Some pages may provide links to other Internet sites for the convenience of users. is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these other Internet sites. Users cannot assume that the external sites will abide by the same Privacy Policy to which adheres.

blue corner low left provides general information only and not legal advice. Consult an attorney for legal matters. Please see our disclaimer for more information.
No material from may be reproduced in any form without explicit, written consent.
Sites and other media may link in good faith to page on this site without consent.