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UI Initial Claim Application

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

Establish an Initial Claim
  • Call Claimant Assistance to open an initial claim (Monday - Friday 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. 
  • Required Documents: Click here for a list of required documents you will need to have on-hand when submitting your application
Re-Open Claim
  • If you established an initial claim  within the last 12 months, you will likely need to re-open your claim. If you are unsure, go to labor.vermont.gov and log-in to the UI Claimant Portal to check your status. 
Open a New Benefit Year

Contact Unemployment Insurance Division: 
  • Open an Initial Claim: 1-877-214-3330 (Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm)
  • File Weekly Claim: 1-800-983-2300 (Automated - 12:01am Sunday - 4:30pm Friday)
  • Claimant Assistance: 1-877-214-3332 (Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm / Saturday-Sunday: Closed)