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Virginia Employment Commission
Interstate and Multistate Claimants [16 VAC 5 ‑ 70]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes and designates the criteria and procedures that the Commission will follow in its administrative cooperation with other states for the filing and processing of interstate claims and combined-wage claims.
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.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Promote the prompt and efficient processing of interstate liable claims by making 70% of first payments within 14 calendar days of the first compensable week claimed.

Promote the prompt and efficient processing of combined wage claims by ensuring that 90% of all combined wage transfer requests are completed within 3 business days from when the request is received.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jacob Shuford  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 6606 W. Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23230
Email Address:
Telephone: ()-    FAX: (804)786-9034    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
16 VAC 5-70 Amendments for Modernization Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 01/04/2023.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to Benefits Regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/03/2002.

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