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
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.
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