Vermont Department of Labor
Unemployment Insurance
February 11, 2021

This week, the Department of Labor began mailing notices with a self-addressed and prepaid envelope to everyone who received a 1099-G from the Department of Labor.

Please follow the instructions provided in the mailing to return the document, even if you believe the information on the 1099-G you received is accurate so we can validate the information.

You will receive a follow-up letter next week with details on how you can enroll in free identity protection and credit monitoring services.

We know that not all claimant information was compromised, but out of an abundance of caution, we will be offering protection to all 2020 unemployment insurance claimants.


  • If you have received a 1099-G from the Department of Labor, please keep it in a safe place until you receive a prepaid, self-addressed envelope from the Department.

  • Even if you believe your 1099-G document is correct, please do not file your taxes using the 1099-G you received. The Department is requesting all documents be returned so we can make sure you have accurate information.
  • The Department is finalizing identity protection services like credit monitoring and identity theft protection. Those details will be mailed directly to you next week.

  • The Department is currently validating all 1099-G information to ensure the Department provides you with valid and accurate 1099-G documents. As soon as the new documents are mailed to you in an envelope marked as “Important Tax Information.” You will also be notified by email when the new 1099-G documents have been mailed. 
You can contact the three major credit reporting bureaus listed below at any time and place a temporary freeze on your credit. A credit freeze restricts access to your credit report, which can make it difficult for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name.
Vermont Department of Labor