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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor and Employment
Agency 5. Virginia Employment Commission
Chapter 60. Benefits
9/27/2020

16VAC5-60-20. Partial Unemployment.

A. With respect to a partially unemployed individual, a week of partial unemployment shall consist of a calendar week beginning on Sunday and ending at midnight on Saturday. Total wages payable to partially unemployed workers are to be reported on a calendar week basis.

B. Upon filing of a new claim for partial benefits in each claimant's benefit year the commission shall promptly notify the employer of such claimant's weekly benefit amount, the date on which his benefit year commenced, and the effective date of the claim for partial benefits. Similar notice shall likewise be given at least once during the claimant's benefit year to each subsequent employer to whom the claimant is attached during a period of partial unemployment for which he claims benefits. Upon receipt of the notice the employer shall record this information for use in the preparation of the evidence he is required to furnish periodically as required in subsection C of this section.

C. After the employer has been notified of the benefit year, the weekly benefit amount, and the effective date of the claim for partial benefits of any worker in his employ (pursuant to subsection B of this section) the employer shall, within seven days, furnish the employee with written evidence concerning any week or weeks of partial unemployment which ended on or before the receipt of such notice and which began on or after the effective date of the employee's claim for partial benefits. The employer, until otherwise notified, shall, within 14 days after the termination of any pay period which includes a week or weeks of partial unemployment, and which ends after the date of receipt of such notification, furnish the employee with written evidence concerning his partial unemployment with respect to such week or weeks. Written evidence of partial unemployment required by this subsection shall be furnished by means of a Statement of Partial Unemployment, Form VEC-B-31, or other suitable medium approved by the commission. Such evidence need not be furnished, however, where the worker's earnings for a week of partial unemployment equals or exceeds his weekly benefit amount.

The information contained on such medium shall be in ink or typewritten and shall show:

1. The name of the employer and employer account number;

2. The name and social security account number of the worker;

3. The date delivered to the worker;

4. The calendar week ending date;

5. The gross amount of wages earned in such week, by day;

6. The reason and the number of days or hours involved where the worker's earnings were reduced for any cause other than lack of work;

7. The following certification, or one similar:

"During the week or weeks covered by this report, the worker whose name is entered worked less than full time and earned less than his weekly benefit amount for total unemployment because of lack of work, or otherwise shown. I certify that to the best of my knowledge, this information is true and correct";

8. A signature (actual or facsimile) by the employer to the above certification or other identification of the authority supplying the evidence.

D. The new claim for benefits for partial unemployment shall be dated to the first day of the beginning of the individual's week of partial unemployment as defined in subsection A of this section. However, in no event shall such new claim be back dated to include a week which ended more than 28 days prior to the date the individual was furnished the Statement of Partial Unemployment, or other written evidence concerning his partial unemployment, as provided in subsection C, by the employer.

E. 1. Upon filing a claim as specified in subsection D of this section, the commission shall cause the notice referred to in subsection B of this section to be sent to the employer. Thereafter, the employer shall make available to the claimant the Statement of Partial Unemployment, Form VEC-B-31, or other written evidence concerning his partial unemployment, as provided in subsection C of this section. Such written evidence of partial unemployment shall be presented to the field office within 14 days after it is delivered to him by the employer, and failure to do so, within that time, shall render the claim invalid as to the week or weeks to which the statement or other evidence relates.

2. For each subsequent week the partial claim is continued the employer shall furnish the claimant with the evidence of partial unemployment as provided in subsection C of this section and the claimant shall continue to present such evidence to the field office within 14 days after it is delivered to him by the employer. Failure to do so shall render the claim invalid with respect to the week or weeks to which the statement or other evidence relates.

3. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions 1 and 2 of this subsection, the commission shall permit the claimant to file a continued claim by mail, or otherwise, in the same circumstances applicable to a claimant for total or part-total unemployment compensation.

F. With respect to any week claimed, a partially unemployed claimant shall be deemed to be actively seeking work if he performs all suitable work offered to him by his regular employer.

Statutory Authority

§ 60.2-111 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR300-01-6 § 2, eff. December 14, 1994; amended, Volume 18, Issue 26, eff. November 3, 2002.

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