Vermont Unemployment Benefits Calculator

The latest figures for Vermont show an unemployment rate of 4.8%.

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
State in which you earned wages
Approximate wages earned from Apr. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jul. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jan. 1, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020  
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Vermont unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the Department of Labor, State of Vermont for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  Department of Labor, State of Vermont

Unemployed through no fault of your own
Able to work
Available for work
Be actively seeking work
Willing to accept full time work
You have worked in Vermont anytime in the past 18 months

Disqualification of Vermont unemployment benefits – You may be disqualified for further benefits if:
  • You quit a job
  • You are fired
  • You leave for health reasons
  • You are incarcerated or arrested
  • You leave due to a strike or labor dispute
  • You do not actively seek work
  • You do not follow up on a job referral
  • You leave the immediate area
  • You fail to increase sideline or self employment activity
  • You do not accurately report vacation, severance or other types of pay
  • You apply from another state
1 You must have earned a minimum amount of $2058 in one of the four quarters to be found monetarily eligible
2- The remaining quarters of the base period must equal or exceed 40% of the highest quarter.
How long can you claim benefits: Up to 26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  $61-$425

Determined by:  Sum of two highest quarters in the base period