The answer to your question, "How do I apply for unemployment benefits with the Vermont Department of Labor? " can be found right here in this article.
If you worked in the state of Vermont within the past 18 months and became unemployed, you may be eligible to receive state unemployment insurance. As soon as you become partially or totally unemployed, you should establish a claim for benefits within the first week of working less than 35 hours since compensation claims are effective from the time you apply. Therefore, if you wait to file a claim, you will not be compensated for all the days you were out of work. Call now to file your claim and/or to speak to a customer service representative. TTY users or those with a hearing impairment can also call the department directly to file their claim. Click here to reach a TTY CSR for more information.
The claims center hours have been changed, they are currently:
Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Once you have established an unemployment claim, you will need to certify that you read and understand your Rights and Responsibilities of the Claimant Handbook. After being approved, you will have to continue to file weekly claims to keep receiving your payments. Your Rights, Responsibilities, and other regulations and information are available in the Claimant Handbook, which you will receive in the mail after establishing an unemployment claim.
You will need the following information when establishing a first-time claim for unemployment, which will help to speed up the filing claims process.
• Social Security Number
• Telephone Number with area code
• Home Addresses and Mailing address (if different)
• If you are not the U.S., your Alien Registration Number
• Valid Driver's License Number or the number on your state-issued ID (if applicable)
• Duration and Amount of separation pay you have received (if any) including severance pay, vacation pay, etc.
• The date you are expected to return to work (if you will expect to go back to work)
• Bank information for Direct Deposit payments
• Form SF-8 (if you were working for the Federal Government within the past 18 months and got one)
• Member 4 Copy of your Military Form DD-214 (if you were active in the military within the past 18 months)
You will also need the following information for all employers for the past 18 months:
• Each employer's name, address (including zip code), and telephone number with area code
• Payroll address (if different)
• Start and end employment dates
• Reason for job separation
After thousands of Vermont Department of Labor customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Apply for Unemployment Benefits with the Vermont Department of Labor? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Vermont Department of Labor if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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