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New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance

What is New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance Benefit?

Unemployment Insurance Benefit is a joint Federal and State program that provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under State law), and meet other eligibility requirements of State law.  The unemployment benefits are funded through unemployment insurance (UI) tax paid by the employers.

All states require a worker to have earned a certain amount of wages or to have worked for a certain period of time (or both) within the base period to be monetarily eligible to receive any Unemployment benefits.  You cannot claim unemployment insurance if you only worked for one week at the job.

If you quit a job, you can not get unemployment benefits. You must be laid off or terminated through no fault of your own.

How to Apply for New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

If you have been fired or terminated recently, you can apply for New Hampshire Unemployment Benefits using the following method.

To file a UI claim online:

To file a claim by telephone number:
If you do not live in New Hampshire, assistance is available by phone at 1-800-266-2252, Option #4, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm EST.

You may file in person at the nearest Employment Service Office found at:

How much are New Hampshire Unemployment Benefits?

Your Unemployment Benefits depends on your based period, the average wage in three months.  The basic base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the calendar quarter in which the claim is effective.

The maximum weekly New Hampshire Unemployment Benefit is $427.  You must re-certify each week and be actively seeking employment during your unemployment.

State Year Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit UI Term
New Hampshire 2014-2015 $427 26 Weeks

How long can you receive New Hampshire Unemployment Benefit?

In general, you can receive up to 26 weeks of unemployment benefit.  During periods of high unemployment, Unemployment benefits claimants may collect more weeks of benefits.

New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When should I apply for New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance?  As soon as possible.  Unemployment Insurance benefits are not retroactive.
  • What are the New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Requirements? You must meet the following: a) Out of work due to no fault of your own b) Physically able to work c) Actively seeking work d) Ready to accept work
  • How long can I get New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance?  Generally, you can claim Unemployment Insurance for a maximum of 26 weeks.
  • Are New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance benefits checks taxable?  Yes, New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance income is fully taxable and must be reported.  You also have to report UI income on the Federal tax return.

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New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance Online and Contact Information:

Contact the New Hampshire Department of Labor for more information on Unemployment Insurance Benefits.

General Information about the Unemployment Insurance Program:

New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
45 South Fruit Street | Concord NH 03301 | 603-224-3311 | 1-800-852-3400

Manchester Office
300 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104-4957
Telephone: (603) 627-7841
Fax: (603) 627-7982
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Nashua Office
6 Townsend West
Nashua, NH 03063-1217
Telephone: (603) 882-5177
Fax: (603) 880-5256
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.