VEC addresses backlog of unemployment claims

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The Virginia Employment Commission.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – About 70,000 Virginians are still waiting to see if they will get unemployment benefits.

Some of those unemployed Virginians have waited up to five months for the Virginia Employment Commission to review their claim.

The VEC says they have been prioritizing installing new programs but now more resources will be devoted to these claim reviews.

The VEC is expected to finally process claims from back in July this week. Then, they say the processes should speed up.

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