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Benefits [16 VAC 5 ‑ 60]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes the procedures and requirements for the filing of initial, continued, and partial claims for unemployment compensation. The procedure for disposition of benefit checks payable to a deceased claimant, as-well-as the criteria for obtaining approval of training are also set out.
State Authority Sections 60.2-11 & 623 of the Code of Virginia .
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Promote the prompt, effective, and efficient processing of benefit claims to ensure that benefits are paid when due by ensuring that 87% of all first payments are made within 14 calendar days from the first compensable week claimed.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ashley Ervin  / Policy Planning Spec III
, VA
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-3020    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
16 VAC 5-60 Amendments for Modernization Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/19/2023.
Amendments to Benefits Regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/03/2002.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
9/14/2016 Agency Completed Amend
12/19/2012 Agency Completed Retain As Is
3/27/2000 Agency Completed Amend