Holiday Processing Information for UI Claims
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.
- Choose Direct Deposit! With the approaching holidays, mail volume increases causing mail
delivery to slow down. Direct Deposit will have no delays other than holiday closures of banks
and the State of Vermont offices. Also, Direct Deposits are processed every business day while
paper checks are generally mailed Thursdays.
- File your weekly claim early in the week. By filing your claim on Sunday or Monday, your
payment may issue earlier.
- Reopen your claim online! If you have established a new claim less than one year ago, you can
reopen your claim online at www.labor.vermont.gov and click on “Unemployment Insurance”. It
must be more than two weeks since you last filed a weekly claim. If you have worked since you
last reopened your claim, you must have returned to work for an established Vermont employer
since your last weekly claim. To assure you have your claim open for the correct week,
remember to log in and reopen your claim during the first week you have worked reduced hours
or performed no work at all.
- State of Vermont offices are closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 and Monday, January 1,
2018. Both of these weeks will have a delay in processing payments due to these holiday