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State Office Closed for Christmas and New Years (December 25, January 1)

December 20, 2023

State of Vermont and Department of Labor offices will be closed for the Christmas Day holiday on Monday, December 25, 2023, and for the New Year’s Day holiday on Monday, January 1, 2024.

With this in mind, included here are some tips to help you avoid further delays 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. While delays may occur due to bank closures, Direct Deposits are processed every business day while paper checks are generally mailed on Thursdays.
  • File your weekly claim early in the week: By filing your weekly claim for a given week on Sunday or Monday, your payment may be issued earlier. Claimants may file online or through the automated phone system.
  • Impact: Only impact will be to direct deposits due to Monday bank/office closures.

For more information, including step-by-step video guides and other resources for claimants, go to Step-by-Step for Unemployment Insurance | Department of Labor (