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Compromise Requests


Administrative hearings are held, sometimes on the record, regarding compromises (forgiveness) of overpaid benefits or of employer contribution and/or interest due.

The claimant or employer requesting a compromise should provide evidence, such as a financial affidavit, to support the request.

RSA 282-A:29 Adjustment of Overpaid Benefit Account by Compromise
The commissioner may, with the approval of the attorney general, effect by written stipulation such settlement of any overpaid benefit account due under the provisions of this chapter as he or she may deem to be for the best interests of the state; and the payment of the sum so agreed upon shall be a full satisfaction of such overpaid benefit account.

RSA 282-A:148 Adjustment of Contribution by Compromise
The commissioner of the department of employment security may, with the approval of the attorney general, effect by written stipulation such settlement of the contribution or interest due under the provisions of this chapter as he or she may deem to be for the best interests of the state, and the payment of the sum so agreed upon shall be a full satisfaction of such contribution and interest.

A compromise request should include:

  • The name of the person filing the request
  • If a claimant, the claimant's name and at least the last four digits of his/her social security number
  • If an employer, the business name and employer account number
  • Contact information, including an address, telephone number, and email address
  • Reason for requesting the compromise

Written requests for a compromise may be filed in person at any NHES local office, or by mail to:

Commissioner's Office
NH Employment Security
45 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301

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