The Federal Budget Control Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-25) requires across-the-board budget cuts to many federal programs, including the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. These reductions are generally known as federal “sequestration” budget cuts. This means that all payments of federal EUC for weeks that begin on or after March 31, 2013, must be reduced by 10.7 percent for weeks of EUC unemployment.
To get an estimate of what your new weekly benefit may be, you can click here to use the EUC benefit calculator.
You will be sent a EUC monetary determination providing you with your EUC entitlement and weekly benefit amount for your EUC claim. If you are in active claim filing status, you will also be notified if there are subsequent changes affecting your EUC entitlement.
UI Claimants are required to engage in weekly work search activities that demonstrate sincere efforts to find suitable employment. The Department is actively checking claimants’ work search reports, and if misrepresentation of work search efforts is discovered, a claimant will be disqualified from benefits for that week(s) and may be found to have been overpaid benefits, and required to repay overpaid benefits to the Department.
If you are unemployed, you may need assistance with your resume, interview skills, identifying job openings, and job placement. The Department of Labor’s regional Career Resource Centers provide Vermonters with free, professional assistance, matching job seekers with job openings. Click here for a list of the Department of Labor’s Resource Centers and other information. If you need help with housing, food, medical care or other essentials, you can dial 211 or visit www.Vermont211.org.