Apply for Unemployment Insurance in the State of Vermont Online using this service.

Unemployment Insurance has been in existence in the State of Vermont since 1939.  The purpose of unemployment insurance benefits is to provide short term replacement of lost wages to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The money for unemployment benefits is solely funded by employers by paying taxes into the unemployment insurance trust fund.    

FAQs

What should I do if I am filing for an initial unemployment claim as a result of COVID-19 in Vermont?

You can establish your initial unemployment insurance claim by completing the electronic form here, or by calling the full-service Unemployment Insurance Claims Center at 1-877-214-3330. A supplement phone line has also been established for assistance in establishing initial claims, and may be reached at 1-888-807-7072.

What information is required to be able to file an initial claim for unemployment benefits in Vermont?

The following information will be required when you establish your unemployment claim for the first time in the State of Vermont: 

  • Social Security Number
  • Mailing and Home Addresses
  • Telephone Number (including area code)
  • 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 (if you expect to be recalled to your job)
  • Valid Driver’s License Number (or state issued ID Number, if applicable)
  • Banking information for Direct Deposit of your unemployment check (Please see "Form B-38 Direct Deposit" in Forms).
  • 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)

Additionally, for each employer that you worked for in the past 18 months have the following information available:

  • Complete name and address of each employer (including zip code) you worked for
  • Payroll address (if different from employer address)
  • Employer telephone number (including area code)
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment
  • Reason for separation

Apply for Unemployment Insurance in the State of Vermont Online using this service.

Unemployment Insurance has been in existence in the State of Vermont since 1939.  The purpose of unemployment insurance benefits is to provide short term replacement of lost wages to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The money for unemployment benefits is solely funded by employers by paying taxes into the unemployment insurance trust fund.    

FAQs

What should I do if I am filing for an initial unemployment claim as a result of COVID-19 in Vermont?

You can establish your initial unemployment insurance claim by completing the electronic form here, or by calling the full-service Unemployment Insurance Claims Center at 1-877-214-3330. A supplement phone line has also been established for assistance in establishing initial claims, and may be reached at 1-888-807-7072.

What information is required to be able to file an initial claim for unemployment benefits in Vermont?

The following information will be required when you establish your unemployment claim for the first time in the State of Vermont: 

  • Social Security Number
  • Mailing and Home Addresses
  • Telephone Number (including area code)
  • 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 (if you expect to be recalled to your job)
  • Valid Driver’s License Number (or state issued ID Number, if applicable)
  • Banking information for Direct Deposit of your unemployment check (Please see "Form B-38 Direct Deposit" in Forms).
  • 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)

Additionally, for each employer that you worked for in the past 18 months have the following information available:

  • Complete name and address of each employer (including zip code) you worked for
  • Payroll address (if different from employer address)
  • Employer telephone number (including area code)
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment
  • Reason for separation