Heritage Public Library

Unemployment Resources

Workers who have recently lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced could be qualified for unemployment benefits. Information in general and changes relating to job loss due COVID-19 can be found at http://www.vec.virginia.gov. Special provisions were passed due to COVID-19. In Virginia, these include:

  • The regular one week waiting period to receive benefits is suspended
  • The requirement to conduct a weekly job search is also suspended
  • Effective as of March 15, 2020.

The Basics:

  1. Gather the following information:
    • Your Social Security Number (SSN)
    • Your employer’s name, address, telephone number and dates of all employment within the last 18 months
    • Name, number and contact details of any union to which you belong
    • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
    • Banking account information for payment.
  2. File new claims online with the Virginia Workforce Connection at https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx or call 1-866-832-2363 (M-F between 8:15a and 4:30p).
  3. Once you have completed your application, you will receive a PIN and instructions for receiving benefits.
Unemployment
Click UNEMPLOYED to start your online application. Choose Laid Off / Reduction in Force as the reason for your COVID-19 related job loss.

More Information:

  • New Kent

    7791 Invicta Lane
    New Kent, VA 23124
    804-966-2480 phone
    804-966-5982 FAX

    Mon. 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Tue. 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wed. 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Thurs. 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Fri. 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat. Closed

    Directions
  • Mailing Address

    Heritage Public Library
    7791 Invicta Lane
    New Kent, VA 23124

    HPL is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Gifts to the library may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

  • Charles City

    10790 Courthouse Road
    Charles City, VA 23030
    804-652-2450 phone
    804-829-2314 FAX

    Mon. 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Tues. 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wed. 10:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thurs. 10:00pm - 4:00pm
    Fri. 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat. Closed

    Directions

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