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** NOTICE **

The Unemployment System will not be available Wednesday 6/16/21 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for maintenance and performance enhancements.

Please plan accordingly.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the system.


 

FEDERAL BENEFIT PROGRAMS WILL END JUNE 19TH - UPDATE ON SUMMER STIPEND PROGRAM

  • Remember the week ending JUNE 19TH is the FINAL WEEK for the FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS. This includes the end to the Federal $300 bonus payment (FPUC) and Federal $100 bonus payment (MEUC). Further, this includes the end to the Federal expansion program (PUA) and the Federal extension program (PEUC).
  • Traditional state unemployment benefits will continue to be available to those that qualify. All NEW APPLICANTS will be required to serve a WAITING WEEK prior to first payment pursuant to existing state law.
  • REMEMBER to continue to CHECK YOUR DASHBOARD after you return to work and stop filing for benefits. You may be eligible for the SUMMER STIPEND PROGRAM if you maintain EMPLOYMENT for EIGHT (8) WEEKS.
  • People returning to FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT may be eligible for a $1,000 BONUS and people returning to PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT may be eligible for a $500 BONUS.
  • YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AFTER EIGHT (8) WEEKS OF EMPLOYMENT.
  • Make sure to KEEP YOUR PAY STUBS as you will need them when applying in order to verify employment.

 

WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS - UPCOMING VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS – NHJOBS RECRUITMENT PORTAL

  • CLICK HERE to watch a video explaining the work search requirement.
  • Starting MAY 23RD claim filers will once again be required to conduct a WEEKLY WORK SEARCH as a condition for being eligible for unemployment benefits.
  • Satisfy your weekly work search requirement by attending an upcoming VIRTUAL JOB FAIR. Learn more and register by going to virtualjobfairs.nh.gov.
  • Satisfy your weekly work search requirement by contacting hiring employers by using the NHJOBS RECRUITMENT PORTAL. Learn more by going to nhjobs.nh.gov.
  • NH WORKS JOBS CENTERS are now open to the public MONDAY – FRIDAY 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM to help with meeting your work search requirement. See the full list of OFFICE LOCATIONS.
  • ALL ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS should continue to be directed to the UNEMPLOYMENT HOTLINE (603) 271-7700. Agents stand ready to assist MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

 

Important: Tax Rate changes

2021-1 and 2021-2 Tax Rate Notification resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Trust Fund continues to support a high level of benefit payments due to the pandemic. However, as a result of the cash infusion from the CARES Act relief funds, the department has removed the 0.5% surcharge for 2021-1 through 2021-2

Pursuant to RSA 282-A:82-a, I, the Inverse Minimum Rate also remains at 1.5% additional surcharge on negative rated employers paying pursuant to Schedules II and III.

To view Tax Rate Chart and prior quarter rates visit https://www.nhes.nh.gov/services/employers/tax-rate-chart.htm

Employers can view their current and prior quarter tax rates on our WEBTAX System. www2.nhes.nh.gov/webtax



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


 

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

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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)
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