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The Federal CARES Act was enacted Friday, March 27th. This includes an additional $600 per week for all individuals filing in New Hampshire until July 31st. It also provides an additional 13 weeks of eligibility on top of the existing 26 weeks. We expect these new benefits to be available very soon and have been working around the clock to implement as quickly as possible. Please continue to file your claims and check this website for updated information. There is nothing you need to do to access these new benefits other than continue to file your weekly claims.

Unemployment claim dates and times

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ALL NHWorks offices are closed to the public

Due to COVID-19, all claims and questions should be directed to
or call the Unemployment Assistance Hotline at 603-271-7700.
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.


If you are Self-employed and have filed for unemployment benefits:

1. In order to process your claim for unemployment we need your wage information to process and complete you’re unemployment claim. Click on the following link:

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2. You will receive a Denial Message that you may ignore. Your unemployment claim requires time to process as a result of you being Self-employed.

3. You will receive a second decision once your wages have been entered.



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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