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Updates from the Unemployment Insurance Division are provided below. This page will be updated by UI Division staff as updates are available. For more information on unemployment insurance, please visit labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance

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2022 Employer Rate Notices

The Vermont Department of Labor has recently sent out 2022 Employer Rate Notices, which indicate UI employer contribution rates for the 2022-2023 rate year (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023). Employers should ensure that they review their individual tax rate notice thoroughly. As a reminder, the Department relieved employers of benefit...

LWA program to expire on March 27

The federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program period of performance established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which paid out LWA benefits to states, expires on March 27, 2022. After that date, the Vermont Department of Labor no longer has authority to issue new payments or reissue payments that have been lost, damaged, etc.

WHAT IF I RECEIVED A 1099 BUT NEVER FILED FOR BENEFITS?

In some cases, specifically where fraud occurred in the PUA program, there was no way to remove 100% of the fraudulent claims prior to the 1099 distribution. If fraud was already reported on the claim, the claim was stopped and a fraud note was places on the claim; however, when the program ran the 1099 process, there was no automated way to remove

1099-G FORMS MAILED TO 2021 UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMANTS

As of Friday (January 28, 2022), all 1099-G tax documents have been mailed. Claimants are likely to receive their 1099-G form(s) in the coming days. If you do not receive your 1099-G within the next 5 to 7 business days or believe information on a 1099-G to be incorrect, please stay tuned for additional instructions from the Department. Online form

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