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Unemployment benefit relief on the way

(WCAX)
Published: Apr. 18, 2020 at 10:31 PM EDT
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If you haven't received unemployment benefits yet in Vermont -- the state says some relief is on the way.

Governor Phil Scott gave the state's labor department until tonight to get as many Vermonters their benefits.

Anyone who opened a claim between March 1 – April 4 - but has still not received a benefit payment - will receive a $1,200 check from the state.

To stay within federal guidelines -- the money is considered a prepayment of federal unemployment benefits.

So when you do start receiving state benefits - you will not receive the extra 600 dollars from the federal government for 2 weeks.

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Click on the link to the Vermont Dept of Labor for the full notice.

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