West Virginia Unemployment Required Documents Information 

What Documents Do I Need to File an Unemployment Claim in West Virginia

When a resident of West Virginia needs to file an unemployment claim, the only way to initially apply is to visit a local office. You can find a list of offices here: http://www.wvcommerce.org/. Once you have found an office close to you, and made an appointment if possible, then it is a good idea to start gathering the necessary documents that your Workforce West Virginia representative will ask you for.

Below is a list of the documentation needed to file an initial unemployment claim in West Virginia:

  • Photo ID (Your driver’s license works well)

  • Social Security card

  • A list of the names, mailing addresses and phone numbers for all previous employers from the past 18 months.

  • Documentation of your Eligibility to Work in the United States

  • DD Form 214 (if you are separated from the military)

  • There can be changes in both federal and state law at any time, so it is a good idea to double-check to see if your situation merits any additional documentation when you make your appointment over the phone. This way, you will be able to get through filing your unemployment claim without having to return to the office for a second time. It is always a good idea to verify any information with a representative who will have the most up-to-date knowledge.

    If you have additional questions about the documents that you need, or just about unemployment benefit claims in general, visit one of the offices located near you, call 1-800-252-JOBS to speak to a representative, or visit the West Virginia Workforce website located here: http://www.wvcommerce.org/

    Unemploymentclaims.org is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.