Holiday Reminder! Due to the Christmas holiday, in order to avoid a delay* in the payment of your Unemployment Insurance benefit your Unemployment Insurance weekly claim will need to be filed by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 for the week ending December 20, 2014.
Claims filed after 4:30 on December 23rd will still be processed but a delay in direct deposit and/or check payments will occur.
Please note: *Payments may still encounter a short delay due to factors outside the Vermont Department of Labor’s control (i.e.: postal and bank closures due to the holiday).
If you become unemployed and have worked in Vermont anytime in the past 18 months, you may be eligible to receive unemployment insurance.
Once you become totally or partially unemployed, the time to establish a new claim is during the first week you work less than 35 hours.
See complete details at Establishing an Unemployment Claim
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.