Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Sequestration Benefit Reduction Calculator

Calculator for EUC Claims Established Between March 31, 2013 and October 26, 2013

The Federal Budget Control Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-25) requires across-the-board budget cuts to many federal programs, including the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. These reductions are generally known as federal “sequestration” budget cuts. These cuts are mandatory based on Federal Law. This means that effective March 31, 2013 payments of federal EUC must be reduced by 10.7 percent for all EUC claims established through the week ending October 26, 2013 and will continue to be reduced until the tier has been exhausted. New EUC claims established after the week ending October 26, 2013, will have no reduction.

You will be sent a EUC monetary determination providing you with your entitlement and weekly benefit amount for your EUC claim. You will also be notified if there are subsequent changes affecting your EUC entitlement.

UI Claimants are required to engage in weekly work search activities that demonstrate sincere efforts to find suitable employment. The Department is actively checking claimants’ work search reports, and if misrepresentation of work search efforts is discovered, a claimant will be disqualified from benefits for that week(s) and may be found to have been overpaid benefits, and required to repay overpaid benefits to the Department.

If you are unemployed, you may need assistance with your resume, interview skills, identifying job openings, and job placement. The Department of Labor’s regional Career Resource Centers provide Vermonters with free, professional assistance, matching job seekers with job openings. Click here for a list of the Department of Labor’s Resource Centers and other information.

*Claims established for week ending November 2nd and subsequent are not subject to sequestration

Previous EUC Weekly Amount (Prior to reduction)
(Enter whole numbers. For example, 425)
Estimated New Benefit (with 10.7% reduction)

State of Vermont Department of Labor