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Vermont Unemployment Insurance
Vermont unemployment insurance is controlled and directed by the Vermont Department of Labor. This group raises funds by setting taxes on employers: currently, the first $16,800 of all employees' wages are taxed by the state, with a further $7,000 being taxed by the federal government. Currently, the tax rate ranges from 0.6 to 6 percent.
All qualifying employers must pay these taxes to help raise unemployment insurance benefit funds. Most employers are likely to qualify for unemployment taxes, though sole proprietor, family-oriented, and many farming businesses do have exemptions.
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If your employer qualifies for Vermont unemployment, you are likely eligible for unemployment benefits. However, you still need to meet qualifying criteria in order to receive any benefits.
Failure to meet the criteria outlined below disqualifies you from compensation. File for unemployment if you're unsure, as this process typically takes no more than half an hour or so to complete and will let you know for sure if you qualify.
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