Unemployment Application Instructions

You may be eligible for UI benefits in Vermont if you have worked in Vermont at any time during the past 18 months and have lost your work, totally or partially. To file your claim online, simply follow these steps.

- Establish your claim initially by calling the toll-free number 1-877-214-3330. You can't establish a new claim using the internet in Vermont.

- Once a new claim is established, you are able to file weekly claims using the internet. Visit this link for accessing online application for weekly benefits.

- Enter your Social Security Number and PIN. If you haven't created your PIN earlier, visit this page to create a PIN number.

- Be sure you download and use this UI Claimant Handbook to understand how UI claim is processed.

Eligibility Requirements

Getting help with online UI claim

If you need assistance with establishing a UI claim or filing weekly claims using the internet, simply visit this page to contact a relevant section at Department of Labor. You may also want to visit this FAQ section and check if your query has already been answered.

Managing UI claim in Vermont

You can use this link to calculate weekly UI benefits that you may be eligible to receive in Vermont if you meet eligibility criteria.

Your eligibility is determined after you file your claim. You can appeal if you are not satisfied with the determination or the amount of benefits approved. Learn more about UI claimant appeals here.

Learn more about receiving UI benefits by visiting this link.

Learn more about UI benefits in Vermont

Visit Unemployment Insurance on Department of Labor website to access important links and information related to UI claims in Vermont.