Virginia Unemployment Benefits and Workers Compensation claims-can I claim for both?

State Unemployment Benefits.

If you can’t work at all, then you cannot receive unemployment benefits.  However, if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied and you have light duty restrictions, you may be able to get unemployment benefits.  If you have been laid off or your employer is not going to accommodate your light duty restrictions, then you may file for unemployment.  However, if your claim is contested and you eventually do win or receive workers’ compensation benefits down the road for the same period for which you received unemployment benefits, you are required to pay the unemployment benefits back to the Virginia Employment Commission.


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The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.