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** MAIN STREET RELIEF FUND **

Prequalification Due Date: May 29, 2020 | www.goferr.nh.gov

The Governor has authorized the allocation and expenditure of an initial $400 million in emergency funding from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) to provide emergency financial relief to New Hampshire small for-profit businesses due to the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. However, in order to provide the most effective relief as quickly as possible, New Hampshire small businesses desiring to obtain relief will first be required to provide information concerning their possible COVID-19-related lost revenues and receipt of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans or any other federal relief. This information will be used to determine appropriate relief criteria and amounts to meet the needs of eligible small businesses, including whether the initial $400 million is appropriate or needs to be changed. In order to be eligible, a business must have its principal place of business in New Hampshire and must have generated less than $20 million in revenue during the 2019 tax year. In addition, healthcare, childcare, and agriculture businesses will not be eligible for the program, as those businesses are or will be addressed through other programs.

Main Street Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions

Submit Your Prequalification Here


 

COVID-19 AFFECTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATES: A weekly publication showing initial claims by community, county and industry in order to show how the geographic regions and business sectors of the state are being impacted by COVID-19. This is published each Thursday.

COVID-19 AFFECTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE


 

FEDERAL INDIVIDUAL STIMULUS PAYMENTS ARE NOT WAGES AND DO NOT NEED TO BE REPORTED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT: Regarding the Federal stimulus payments of $1,200 per individual, please note these are NOT considered wages and do NOT need to be reported for purposes of determining either your initial or weekly eligibility for purposes of calculating unemployment benefits.


 

** THE NH AG AND NHES CAUTION THE PUBLIC TO BE
VIGILANT AGAINST FRAUD **

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ALL NHWorks offices are closed to the public

Due to COVID-19, all claims and questions should be directed to www.unemploymentbenefits.nh.gov or call the Unemployment Assistance Hotline at 603-271-7700. Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.



*** Attention Claimants *** The requirement to search for work is waived for all claimants. No work search is required while Governor Sununu’s Executive Order Number Five remains in effect. Please disregard the reference to work search that you received with your new claim instruction sheet. You will receive separate notification when the work search requirement is reinstated.


 

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 RESPONSE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

ALL MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS/EVENTS AT ANY NHWORKS OFFICE ARE CANCELLED.

See the official notice in the link below for more information.

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Security Alert
NHES continues to receive information regarding a number of nationwide online scams targeting individuals seeking to file unemployment insurance claims. These sites request personal information and charge a fee to help customers complete their Unemployment Insurance claims, typically implying that they are directly connected with a state’s official website.

The State of New Hampshire processes unemployment claims for free, so customers should be extremely wary of any site that charges a fee for this service.

New Hampshire Employment Security will also never ask for your credit card information. If asked to supply your credit card information or if you should receive a pop-up message seeking your credit card information while on the agency’s website you should not provide any information and immediately close down the application you are using. You should then contact an appropriate IT professional to review the security of the computer system you are using and seek help specifically dealing with malware/virus repair.

If you are unable to file your claim or need assistance, please contact the NH Unemployment Assistance Hotline at 603-271-7700.

 

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