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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 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 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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Lisa Rowley  / Chief Administrative Law Judge
Address: 703 E. Main St., Room 126
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:,
Telephone: (804)786-7263 ext: rad    FAX: (804)786-9034    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to Benefits Regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/03/2002.
Amendments reflecting changes from new technology, revised processes and restructuring of resources.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
9/14/2016 Amend
12/19/2012 Retain As Is
3/27/2000 Amend