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As a government shutdown continues many people affected are struggling to make ends meet but can those workers file unemployment claims 13 News now reporter Aaron le beau is here to verify if furloughed workers can collect unemployment benefits many federal workers and contractors are starting to feel the pinch of the government shutdown you may wonder what options they have we wanted to know if filing for unemployment is one right now 800,000 federal employees are furloughed essential employees can expect back pay but contractors need legislation from Congress for back pay before the answer about filing for unemployment I reached out to Bill Walton with a Virginia Employment Commission anyone who is not working to file a claim for unemployment insurance the law requires that all recipients of unemployment insurance receive a one-week waiting period before benefits can actually be paid Walton says so far 225 people have filed for unemployment in Virginia due to the shutdown and that number is growing in Virginia furloughed employees and contractors can apply for unemployment but if you receive back pay from your employer when the government reopens you'll have to pay the money back from those unemployment checks so we can verify that government workers and contractors who are furloughed due to the shutdown are eligible to apply for unemployment I'm Erin elos 13