Holiday Closure Notice to UI Claimants

19 November 2020

State of Vermont and Department of Labor offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, and will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 30.

With this in mind, here are some tips to help you avoid unnecessary delay 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 the week ending November 21, 2020 on Sunday (11/22) or Monday (11/23), your payment may be issued earlier. Claimants may file online or through the automated phone system.
  • Impact on Future Weeks: Due to office and bank closures, if you wait to file your weekly claim for the week ending November 21, 2020, until Thursday (11/26) or Friday (11/27), you will be unable to file your weekly claim for the week ending November 28, 2020 until as late as Thursday, December 3, 2020 depending upon your chosen payment method.

For more information, including step-by-step video guides and other resources for claimants, go to labor.vermont.gov/StepsForUnemployment.

Contact Information

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please contact the Department by phone.

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

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