Unemployment Insurance

UI Initial Claim Application

Claimants can file an "Initial Claim" for unemployment insurance between Monday-Saturday from 8:00am-5:30pm by calling 1-877-214-3330.

Establish an Initial Claim
  • Call Claimant Assistance to open an initial claim (Monday - Saturday 8am-5:30pm at 1-877-214-3330). 
    • ​Our online initial claim application is not available at this time. Please call to establish an initial claim. 


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Contact Information

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor regional offices are currently operating with limited times for in-person services due to COVID-19 and staffing limitations. To see when your local office is open for in-person services click here.

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

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