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.