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Unemployment Compensation: Eligibility

Unemployment Compensation

Last updated on 05/26/2021 at 1:10 pm

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Who is entitled to receive unemployment benefits in WV

Who is “eligible” to receive unemployment in WV?

What does “able to work” mean?

What does “available for full time work” mean?

What is "covered employment," and what is not covered?

What is the “base period” where I have to have earned at least $2,200 in covered employment?

Wow, do i have to figure out all this “base period” stuff before I apply?

What if an employer failed to report my wages?