Information For Self-Employed and Independent Contractors

Element of CARES Act

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): This will allow for unemployment insurance benefits to individuals not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance, such as the self-employed. Funding will be provided by the federal government and distributed by the state, similar to Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). 

PUA benefits will be calculated based on a claimants reported prior earnings.

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Contact Information

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor regional offices are currently operating with limited times for in-person services due to COVID-19 and staffing limitations. To see when your local office is open for in-person services click here.

Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, 05601-0488
(802) 828-4000

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