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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Hotline established for updates for Self-Employed, others

April 16, 2020

In an effort to provide dedicated updates for those individuals that are self-employed, independent contractors, sole proprietors, as well as others, the Vermont Department of Labor has established the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Hotline.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Line:  (877) 660-7782

The Hotline, which went live on Thursday, April 16, will provide daily updates as to the status of the PUA program, the timeline for going live, and the process and next steps for filing.

Currently, the Department of Labor is in the final stages of development for Phase 1 of the application process. This is expected to be available for individuals to submit their information in the coming days.

In addition to the Hotline, individuals seeking information on PUA may also register for the Department’s newsletter, and visit