Update on New Benefit Year Process

02 April 2021

The Department is working on processing issues related to claimants opening a new benefit year. If you applied to open a new benefit year but are unable to file claims or are getting a blank screen, you do not need to do anything yet. This is because there was an issue with the application being entered into the system. We are working to correct the data now and will notify you when you can continue to file your claims.

You will not miss out on benefits because of this error. We know this is frustrating and are working as quickly as we can to fix the problem.

More details, including Frequently Asked Questions on how the New Benefit Year process can be found at labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance/new-benefit-year.

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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