Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

File for Unemployment Benefits in the State of New Hampshire Online using this service. 

FAQs

What information do I need to file for unemployment insurance in New Hampshire?

You will need the following information to file for your initial claim for Unemployment Insurance in the State of New Hampshire:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Address (mailing and home address)
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Amount of separation, holiday, sick, or retirement pay you received or will receive
  • Military Form DD-214, member 4 copy (if you were in the military in the past year)
  • Form SF-8 (if you worked for the Federal government in the past year)

Also, for each employer you worked for in the past 18 months, you need:

  • Complete name and address of each employer (including zip code)
  • Payroll address if different
  • Employer's telephone number (including area code)
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment (day, month and year)
  • Number of hours worked and pay rate if you worked this week (including Sunday)
  • Reason why you are no longer working for employer.

What is the process to be able to receive Unemployment Benefits in New Hampshire?

Filing a claim is a two step process. You must complete both steps to be potentially eligible for payment in New Hampshire: 

Step 1: Initial Claim

This is the first claim you file after becoming unemployed, your first claim in a Benefit Year. It is not a request for compensation, but it serves as a notice to the Department and your employer that you may claim benefits.

You must first start with an initial claim application online. Your claim is effective the Sunday of the calendar week in which it is opened. To be timely to claim the week in which you last worked, you must file your initial claim within three business days of your last day worked. You must file no later than the last day of the first week for which you wish to file for benefits.

Step 2: Continued Claim

You will need to file your weekly claim. This is the actual request for payment of benefits that is made each week. You must file your first continued claim between the first Sunday through Saturday period following the week you open your claim, and every week thereafter that you wish to file for benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

File for Unemployment Benefits in the State of New Hampshire Online using this service. 

FAQs

What information do I need to file for unemployment insurance in New Hampshire?

You will need the following information to file for your initial claim for Unemployment Insurance in the State of New Hampshire:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Address (mailing and home address)
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Amount of separation, holiday, sick, or retirement pay you received or will receive
  • Military Form DD-214, member 4 copy (if you were in the military in the past year)
  • Form SF-8 (if you worked for the Federal government in the past year)

Also, for each employer you worked for in the past 18 months, you need:

  • Complete name and address of each employer (including zip code)
  • Payroll address if different
  • Employer's telephone number (including area code)
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment (day, month and year)
  • Number of hours worked and pay rate if you worked this week (including Sunday)
  • Reason why you are no longer working for employer.

What is the process to be able to receive Unemployment Benefits in New Hampshire?

Filing a claim is a two step process. You must complete both steps to be potentially eligible for payment in New Hampshire: 

Step 1: Initial Claim

This is the first claim you file after becoming unemployed, your first claim in a Benefit Year. It is not a request for compensation, but it serves as a notice to the Department and your employer that you may claim benefits.

You must first start with an initial claim application online. Your claim is effective the Sunday of the calendar week in which it is opened. To be timely to claim the week in which you last worked, you must file your initial claim within three business days of your last day worked. You must file no later than the last day of the first week for which you wish to file for benefits.

Step 2: Continued Claim

You will need to file your weekly claim. This is the actual request for payment of benefits that is made each week. You must file your first continued claim between the first Sunday through Saturday period following the week you open your claim, and every week thereafter that you wish to file for benefits.