Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC): Program for claimants s filing in regular UI or PEUC who also have earned more than $5,000 in self-employed wages for the previous tax year. Eligible claimants receive an additional $100 weekly benefit (on top of their weekly benefit amount and the $300 FPUC benefit). This program is optional for states and Vermont has chosen to enroll to bring this benefit to eligible Vermonters.
This program was announced as a part of the legislation signed on December 27, 2020 that extended unemployment benefit programs created by the CARES Act. Read the full press release here: https://labor.vermont.gov/press-release/unemployment-benefits-extended-authorization-federal-relief-bill
The Department of Labor is currently working to implement this program. As more information becomes available, this page will be updated, and the Department will alert claimants by email, through its website and by social media.