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Vermont Unemployment Application

If you become unemployed and have worked in Vermont anytime in the past 18 months, you may be eligible to receive unemployment insurance.  Once you become totally or partially unemployed, the time to establish a new claim is during the first week you work less than 35 hours.  An Unemployment Compensation claim becomes effective when filed and cannot go backward in time so it is very important that you open your claim timely.

A Customer Service Representative is available to assist you with this process. Call toll-free 1-877-214-3330.

Claims Center Core Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM — 4:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM

A Customer Service Representative is also available to answer any questions you might have after your claim has been established.  The toll-free Claimant Assistance line is: 1-877-214-3332.

Persons with hearing impairment or TTY users may file their claim by calling the department directly. To reach a TTY Customer Service Representative, call: 1-800-650-4152.

Required Information

Following are the details you will need while filing your claim for the first time. Keep everything ready so that the filing process will not suffer any unwanted delays.

  • SSN – Social Security Number
  • Contact addresses – email and residential
  • Your telephone number
  • Alien registration number if you are not a citizen of the U.S.
  • Details of severance pay, if you received any
  • Possible date of returning to work, if you are on a temporary layoff
  • State issued ID number of Driver’s License number
  • Details of your bank account for depositing the benefit check
  • If you are ex-military, your Military Form DD-214
  • If you are an ex-federal employee, your form SF-8

You also need the following details about every employer you worked for in the past 18 months.

  • Name, address and contact numbers of every employer (including the zip code)
  • Payroll addresses
  • Telephone number(s) of the employers you worked for
  • Joining and relieving dates of jobs served in the last 18 months
  • Reason behind job separation

Want to know about how much you will receive?? Calculate your benefits here

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Vermont

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Questions & Answers

  1. james r cote says:

    I was getting benefits then they ran out, now I find out I should of continued to file and again after 1 year would get extentions.

  2. Ashley bishop says:

    I have been looken for a job for 2yrs now.

    plz help im looken in barre

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