Unemployment Insurance Technical Difficulties Update (February 23)

23 February 2021

[Feburary 23 - 12:13 PM] Due to an issue with the unemployment insurance operating system, processing for weekly benefit payments filed on Sunday, February 21 and Monday, February 22 will be delayed until Tuesday, February 23. This will result in a delay of weekly benefits being delivered to claimants that filed on either Sunday, February 28 or Monday, March 1.

To allow for the processing of all weekly claims submitted from Sunday through Tuesday, the Department will close Claims Center lines at 4:30pm on Tuesday.

Further updates and information will be provided at labor.vermont.gov


We are aware of an issue impacting the updating of claimant profiles for regular Unemployment Insurance. Claimants ability to file weekly claims or establish initial claims is not impacted at this time. Our teams are currently working to investigate and rectify the issue.

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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