Woman still trying to get 12 weeks of missing benefits from the VEC

17 months ago, Carolyn Owens' life turned upside when at the start of the pandemic, the hotel worker's boss told her that she was laid off. Since he told her to go straight to the Virginia Unemployment Commission, she figured she had a safety net. She did not.

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