The CARES Act includes a provision of temporary benefits for individuals who are not eligible for regular/traditional unemployment insurance. These individuals may include those who are self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, clergy and those working for religious organizations as well as others who may not be covered by the regular/traditional UI program.
- The first step was to apply for unemployment insurance (UI) by visiting www.vec.virginia.gov or www.vawc.virginia.gov or by calling 866-832-2363
- You received (or will receive) a Monetary Determination from the Virginia Employment Commission that indicates that you do not qualify for unemployment benefits (UI)
*** Important Next Step – See the VEC Web page for Instructions and Application***