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Vt. Department of Labor weekly claim line issues resolved

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Published: Apr. 19, 2020 at 10:49 AM EDT
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The Vermont Department of Labor phone line to file weekly unemployment claims for individuals is back up and running after an outage for a few hours Sunday.

For most of Sunday morning, the automated phone line, 1-800-983-2300, which is supposed to be operational for 24-hours on Sundays was not working. Anyone who called at that time heard nothing but silence for about 30 seconds, then a message is played to say that the system is currently down.

According to the Department of Labor website, the error was identified and corrected. However, the department still notes that due to the high call volume, there may be a brief delay in connection upon dialing the number.

Sunday is the first day of the weekly filing window for this week. Claimants have until Friday at 4:00 p.m. to submit their weekly claim.

Vermont Governor, Phil Scott, gave a Saturday deadline for the Department of Labor to clear the unemployment backlog or the state would be giving those still waiting a $1,200 check.

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