How To Apply For Unemployment In Vermont

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Filing Vermont Unemployment Claims

The state of Vermont is well below the national average for unemployment. However, that isn’t any consolation for those out of work and looking for jobs.

You can find information about how to apply for unemployment in Vermont on the DOL website which can be found here. Unfortunately, the website is a bit difficult to navigate and find what you want.

Filing A Claim For The First Time

When you file your first claim you HAVE TO DO IT OVER THE PHONE. The number to call is 1-(877)-214-330 and you can find more information by visiting this page. You will need a lot of information that first time to establish your claim. For a complete list of everything you will need please view this page.

After you file your initial claim, you will need to file weekly claims online if you wish to have your unemployment benefits continue. It is highly advised to read this before you start the process and then go here to file your weekly claim.

The Vermont Unemployment Appeals Process

If you get your application for unemployment denied, there should be instruction with it on how to appeal. To find this information online please go here and here.

There are four ways you can appeal any decision and they are:

By mail send to:
Appeals, Department of Labor
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0488

By email:

By fax: (802) 828-4289

In person:
Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Dr.
Montpelier, VT

Vermont Unemployment Extensions:

If you wish to have your benefits extended you need to see if you qualify for EB (Extended Benefits or EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation). Start by going here to find out whether you are eligible for either of these programs.


Vermont DOL Unemployment Insurance
File A Weekly Unemployment Claim Online
Vermont Extended Unemployment Benefits
Vermont Job Link

One Response to “How To Apply For Unemployment In Vermont”

  1. Kaori says:

    From what I’ve seen, and from talking to peploe around me, if you volunteer to be laid off, you lose all unemployment benefits. On the other hand, if you are laid off by the employer, you can file for unemployment. Stay in the job until he lays you off. The employer may call you back to work; but don’t count on it.

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