Instructions to Return
As a result of the improper mailing of faulty 1099-G forms to unemployment insurance claimants, the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) is recalling all VDOL 1099-G forms sent by the Department and postmarked on or before February 1, 2021.
This does not apply to 1099s issued by other agencies in the State of Vermont. If you did not receive a VDOL 1099-G yet, or have already returned it, there is no further action needed.
UPDATE: The Department began the process of mailing recall letters and pre-paid return envelopes to claimants on Monday, February 8, and will continue to send out letters to all claimants that were impacted by the error.
Directions to Return Faulty 1099-G:
- Place VDOL 1099-G into the prepaid, self-addressed envelope provided in this mailing, and seal. If you received multiple VDOL 1099s, you will receive the same number of letters and return envelopes mailed separately.
- Please place ONE 1099 per envelope (You will need to fold the 1099s to fit)
- Mail to the Department at your earliest convenience.
- You do not need to take other steps at this time. The Department of Labor will ensure returned VDOL 1099 forms are properly handled and destroyed to protect personal information.
- Wait for your new VDOL 1099-G. Those should be mailed no later than Saturday, February 27.
- The Department will be covering affected claimants with identity protection services. Those details will be mailed in the coming week.
Thank you for your cooperation, we truly apologize for this error and any undo harm this has caused you. For more information you can visit: Labor.Vermont.gov/1099-incident-updates.
In Vermont, knowingly using another individual’s personal identifying information illegally is a felony punishable by three years in jail and a $5,000 penalty.