Category Archives: Unemployment Insurance News

Important Notice

Holiday Unemployment Insurance Claims Processing Notice

With the  holiday season upon us, here are some tips to help you avoid unnecessary delay in receiving your benefit payment or filing your weekly claim.

All State of Vermont offices are closed in observance of Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017.

Your weekly claim for the week ending November 18, 2017 must be filed by Wednesday, November 22nd due to Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th are holidays.

Consider direct deposit to receive your benefits quicker and easier. When the direct deposit request is received the information is verified with your bank.  This can take up to ten days after request. For more information regarding direct deposit visit

New Vermont JobLink User Requirements

Soon Vermont JobLink will require a working email address to uniquely identify you with your account for security purposes. You will also be able to use your email address to reset your password and opt into notifications that will enhance your job search.

Please prepare for these upcoming changes by reviewing your contact information now. Click My Profile in your main menu, then click Edit Contact Information. If you have already provided an email address, please ensure you can access it and that it is not shared with any other Vermont JobLink users (such as a spouse or other family member). If you have not provided an email address, please do so. After making any changes, click Save on the Contact Information page.

If you need to set up an email account, here are the links to a few of the free email providers:

Electronic Filing For Employers

Attention Vermont Employers

ALL employers are required to file their quarterly Unemployment Insurance Wage and Contribution Reports electronically.

Employers reporting 0 to 250 employees:

  • The electronic Vermont Internet Tax and Wage System (VITWS) can be accessed by selecting “Employer Online Services” on the home page, then selecting “File Your Quarterly Reports & Taxable Wage Base Information”.
  • New employers will be mailed a temporary password. When the temporary password is received, log onto the Vermont Internet Tax and Wage System (VITWS) to create your own custom password for quarterly filing. Please retain your newly established password for safe keeping, as this will be your permanent password for all future filings.
  • If you need to reset your password, please call the Employer Service Unit at 802-828-4344.

Employers reporting more than 250 employees:

A penalty assessment of $100.00 will be charged to employers who fail to file electronically.