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New Hampshire Unemployment Benefit Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility_RequirementsThe New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance program provides financial benefits for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own, are able to, available for, and actively seeking work as instructed. Eligibility for receiving benefits is set by law.  

New Hampshire Unemployment Eligibility Requirements – Monetary Eligibility

After filing an initial application for Unemployment Insurance benefits, you will receive a Determination of Unemployment Compensation with information about your monetary eligibility.

Non-Monetary Eligibility

If there are any questions that need to be addressed on a claim, the claimant will receive a Determination of Eligibility document regarding non-monetary eligibility.Eligibility Requirements while FilingIn order to be eligible for unemployment compensation, an individual:

  • Must be totally or partially unemployed.
  • Must register for work unless you have been specifically exempted.
  • Must be available for full-time work on all shifts and during all the hours work claimant is qualified for is normally performed.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to work.
  • Must search for work.
  • Must file timely claims for benefits.
  • Must participate in Re-employment Services if selected by NH Employment Security.
  • Must disclose mandatory child support payments or overpaid food stamp coupons.
  • Must report any refusal of work or referral to work. read more

Unemployment insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and who are looking for work. Funds for unemployment insurance benefits is paid for by employers. This is at no cost to worker.

Base period: means the first 4 of the last 5 completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the individual’s benefit year

Unemployment insurance Benefits:  means the money payable to an individual as compensation for his wage losses due to unemployment

Benefit year: one-year period beginning with the first day of the week in which an individual files an initial claim for benefits

You can file for New Hampshire Unemployment Benefits at your local unemployment office or Online

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Unemployment Office Tips:

Tips to help you when visiting your local Unemployment Office:

  • Show Up Early: Your local unemployment office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
  • Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local unemployment office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
  • Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
  • Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and loose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.

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