How Long Do I Have to Work For to Collect Unemployment in West 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 WV, you must have worked during a minimum of two quarters in the base period. Your total base period earnings must be at least $2,200.

WV 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.

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