State of New Hampshire Department of

When you become partially or totally unemployed:

Failure to apply as explained below may result in a loss in your entitlement to some benefits!
You must file your initial claim within 3 business days of becoming unemployed or not later than the last calendar day of the first week for which you wish to file for benefits. For filing purposes you are considered to be unemployed on the last day you actually work or on the day your work hours are significantly reduced. Your claim is effective the calendar week it is opened.

File a claim in person at the office nearest you and register for work.
Filing in person
Example: If your last day of work was a Friday and you worked a full week, visit the office nearest you the following week (Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

File on-line over the Internet & register for work
Filing over the Internet
Example: If your last day of work was a Friday and you worked a full week, do not open your claim online that week. Open your claim on-line the following Sunday through Saturday (before midnight).

What should you have available before you file?
. Your social security number.
. Information about where you worked in the past 18 months, including company names, addresses and approximate dates you worked there.
. Your most recent check stubs, and your W2s and 1099 forms from the last 18 months.
. The amounts of your separation pay, severance, vacation, holiday, sick, bonus pay and wages in lieu of notice you received or expect to receive.
Who pays for Unemployment Compensation?
. Employers pay into the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund from which benefits are paid.
Eligibility for Unemployment Compensation is determined on an individual basis and based on the law. You have to open a claim and then file a claim each week to know if you are eligible.

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