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We are an online resource to help answer your questions, check eligibility and assist in applying for Unemployment. You will also be advised if you qualify for additional benefit programs and receive our benefit guide.
Most states require you to provide the same general information when it comes to applying for an initial unemployment claim. Since you need to file your initial claim over the phone in Vermont, it is a good idea to have all of your information and documentation in front of you before making the call.
Remember, the following are the best numbers to call to file an initial unemployment claim in the state of Vermont:
Toll-Free – 1-877-650-4152
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-650-4152
Vermont Unemployment Resources
Appealing Denied Benefits
Before you take on this task though, make both your life, and the life of the customer service representative who files your claim a lot easier by preparing the correct documentation and information ahead of time.
Below you will see a list that includes both information and documentation you will need to provide to the operator in order to file an initial unemployment claim in Vermont:
Mailing and home addresses for yourself
Best telephone numbers to reach you at
Social Security Number
Driver’s License number, or State ID number
Alien Registration Number (if not a U.S. citizen)
Return to work date (if your employer has indicated you will be rehired in the future.)
Amount and duration of any separation pay you may receive (vacation pay, severance pay, etc.)
Form SF-8 (This will be applicable to federal employees.)
Military Form DD-214, Member 4 Copy (if you were in the military in the past 18 months)
Bank information so that your unemployment benefits can be directly deposited
You will also need to provide the following information for all employers you had for the 18 months prior to filing your initial claim:
The full name of the company
The full name of the best person to contact within the company
The complete address, with city, state and zip code of all previous employers in the past 18 months.
Your employer’s telephone number
When you started working, as well as when you stopped working for each employer
The reason why your employment was terminated, or why you may have terminated it yourself
If you still have questions about the required information, be sure to check out the following link for additional clarification: http://labor.vermont.gov/