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To be eligible for unemployment benefits in Vermont, you must have held a job in Vermont, and lost it through no fault of your own. You must also be physically capable of working, willing to look for work, and available to accept work should it be offered.

You can apply over the phone. First, gather all necessary information. Then, call 1-877-214-3330 (1-800-650-4152 for TTY) between 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday thru Thursday, or 9:00am – 4:00pm on Friday.

Required Information:

  •  Address and phone number
  •  Social security number
  •  Any income source
  •  Drivers license number
  •  Date of return to work, if applicable
  •  If you have been in the military in the last 18 months, you will need military form DD-214, member 4 Copy. 
  • If you are not a U.S citizen, you will need your alien registration number
  •  Form SF-8 if you have been employed by the government over the last 18 months
  •  Name, address and phone of all employers in the last 18 months
  • Dates of employment

Once you are approved, you will need to file a claim with the labor department every week. This can be done over the internet at www.labor.vermont.gov.   Look for Unemployment Insurance on the left side of the page, and click on Claimant Applications.

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