How Long Do I Have to Work For to Collect Unemployment in Virginia?

There is no minimum amount of time or wages an employer has to meet in order to qualify under unemployment compensation.

To qualify for UI in VA, you must have worked during a minimum of two quarters in the base period. You also must earn total at least $3000 between the wages of two quarters, making the minimum required base period earnings to be $3000.

VA offers an alternate base period, which considers the last four completed calendar quarters of the base period (instead of the first four); however, an extended base period is not offered.