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Unemployment Information

Some employees may be eligible for unemployment benefits to ease the financial burden of a furlough. Contact your local unemployment services to see if you qualify.Your local unemployment office will require a standard form 8 to accompany any request for unemployment compensation.

Standard Form 8

Below is a list of all Defense Agencies' 3-digit identification codes.

Code Defense Agency
421 Defense -W/0 Army, Navy, and Air Force
422 Army, Department of the (civilian)
423 Navy, Department of the (civilian)
424 Air Force, Department of the (civilian)
425 Army, Dept of the--Nonappropriated Fund Activity
427 Air Force, Dept of the--Nonappropriated Fund Activity
429 Army and Air Force Exchange Service










Virginia Employment Commission
Federal Benefits Section Room 200
Post Office Box 1358
Richmond, VA 23218-1358

Phone: 804-786-1885


Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance
(Various Claim Centers)

Phone: Toll Free 800-827-4839 or

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Department of Employment Services
Office of Unemployment Compensation
Central Claims Division
609 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 202-724-7000


Unemployment Compensation (UC)
(Various Claim Centers)

Phone: Toll Free 888-313-7284 or