Processing Issue impacting Unemployment Insurance Claimants

02 February 2021

Due to a processing issue, the Department of Labor anticipates that some unemployment insurance claimants may experience a one-day delay in their ability to file their weekly claim or receive their weekly benefit amount through direct deposit.  

Some additional information is provided below, but further information and details will be sent directly to impacted claimants by email.  

  • Direct Deposit: Weekly benefit payments sent by direct deposit on Monday were delayed due to the processing issue. Claimants should expect to see a one-day delay in the processing of these direct deposits and updating of information on the UI Claimant Portal.  
  • Initial Claims Submissions: Individuals that established their initial claims with the Department online either on Friday, January 29 or Saturday, January 30, will have experienced a delay in their ability to submit a weekly claim for the week ending January 30. Processing of your initial claim is expected to take place Tuesday. Claimants have until Friday, February 5 to file their weekly claim for the benefit-week-ending January 30.  

Further updates and information will be provided directly to claimants through email, as well as online at  

Contact Information

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

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