Vermont Department of Labor
Unemployment Insurance
February 5, 2021 

You are receiving this email because you have been identified as someone who received benefits from the Department of Labor during 2020 and may have received a faulty 1099-G document from the Department of Labor. This email is to provide you with an update on the Department of Labor 1099-G misprint incident.

We understand how unsettling this can be and we’re deeply sorry for any undue confusion or harm.

We’re hopeful that Vermonters who have received the wrong information due to our error, will choose to protect it as if it were their own and return the documents to the Department of Labor. Vermonters take care of one another, and we need to do that now.
Important Reminders:

  •  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.

  • If you believe your 1099-G document is correct, please do not file your taxes. The Department is requesting all documents back so we can be sure you have accurate information.

  • The Department is setting up consumer protections, like identity theft and credit monitoring services, those details will be mailed directly to you.

  • The Department is validating all 1099-G information to ensure the Department provides claimants with valid and accurate 1099-G documents. You will be notified when the new 1099-G documents are mailed.

  •  We will continue to provide you with updates.
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