Vermont Unemployment Benefit Questions
Where does an individual file if they live outside Vermont but worked in Vermont?
When work is performed in Vermont, the individual has a right to establish a new claim by calling our Initial Claims line at 1-877-214-3330.
How can claimants determine the status of their payments?
The claimant can check on the payment status of their unemployment payment on-line (www.labor.vermont.gov – Claimant Applications) or by calling the toll free Weekly Continued Claims Line at 1-800-983-2300 and selecting option 2. If there is an issue on a claim that is delaying payment, the claimant will be notified accordingly.
How does a claimant change their mailing address?
The claimant must complete and return the Claimant Change of Name and Address(page 25) form. All address changes must be requested in writing.
What is unemployment fraud?
Unemployment fraud is when it is suspected a person has inappropriately received unemployment insurance benefits. The most common form of unemployment fraud is when a person is working under the table or full time while also receiving unemployment benefits.
Anyone who suspects a person is working and failing to report earnings, while also filing for unemployment compensation, should contact this department’s Program Integrity Unit at (802) 828-4333 or transmit a completed fraud report.