Unemployment Benefits in Vermont

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Vermont. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits to keep you afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help you navigate.

What is it called?

The State of Vermont’s Department of Labor runs the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.

Coronavirus Update: Vermont is providing updates on Unemployment Insurance changes related to COVID-19 here

Online

Begin your application process here.

By Phone

Call Toll-Free: 1-877-214-3330 TTY Customer Service Representative: 1-800-650-4152 Call Monday - Friday: 8:15AM – 6PM or Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM

Info you need to apply

To apply for unemployment, you need to provide information including:

  • Social Security Number
  • Mailing and Home Addresses
  • Telephone Number
  • Alien Registration Number (if not a U.S. citizen)
  • Amount and duration of any separation pay you may receive (vacation pay, severance pay, etc.)
  • Return to work date
  • Valid Driver’s License Number (or state issued ID Number, if applicable)
  • Banking information for Direct Deposit of your unemployment check
  • Military Form DD-214, Member 4 Copy (if you were in the military in the past 18 months)
  • Form SF-8 (if you worked for the Federal Government during the past 18 months and received one) For each employer that you worked for in the past 18 months, have the following information available when you call:
  • Complete name and address of each employer you worked for
  • Payroll address (if different from employer address)
  • Employer telephone number
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment
  • Reason for separation

Good luck, we’re here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.

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