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Adjudication [16 VAC 5 ‑ 80]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes the procedures to be followed for adjudicating contested claims for benefits at the deputy, first level appeals, and commission review stages; authorizes designated employees to administer oaths and issue subpoenas.
State Authority Sections 60.2-111 and 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 and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To provide fair, impartial, prompt, and accurate decisions of disputed claims by ensuring that:

1. 87% of all first payments will be made within the first 14 calendar days following the first compensable week claimed;

2. 75% of all deputy determinations selected for review shall achieve a passing grade on the federal quality review mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor;

3. 60% of all first level appeals decisions shall be mailed within 30 calendar days of the date of appeal, and 85% shall be issued within 45 calendar days;

4. 90% of all first level appeals decisions selected for review shall achieve a passing grade on the federal quality review mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor; and

5. 50% of all commission-level decisions shall be mailed within 45 calendar days of the date of appeal, and 80% shall be issued within 75 calendar days.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Lisa Rowley  / Chief Administrative Law Judge
Address: 703 E. Main St., Room 126
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: lisa.rowley@vec.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-7263 ext: erad    FAX: (804)786-9034    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to Benefits Regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/3/2002.