Unemployment Insurance

Calculating Your UI Benefits

Computing Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA)

If an unemployed worker is monetarily eligible for benefits, the weekly benefit amount is computed by dividing the total wages paid in the two highest quarters in the worker’s base period by 45.

The amount of weekly benefits is capped each year, for the period beginning July 1st through June 30th of the following year.

Duration of Benefits

The maximum number of weeks an individual can receive in a benefit year is 26 times the WBA.


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Contact Information

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

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