Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation

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. 

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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