New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State gives compensation of insurance help set by both Federal and suggested State guidelines.

New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance Steps

Benefit qualifications are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to qualify to start with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

State benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the rate is higher than usual, unemployed residents can qualify for an extension. The State of will compensate you quickly for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).

In New Hampshire, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain their insurance eligibility

Success With UI

Requirements for compensation amounts and lengths of benefits depend on today's rate. Full detail on all requirements in regards to obtaining compensation can be found on the NH claim page.


NH Unemployment Insurance Considerations

Those who have already used all original UI are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the rate is higher than the prior rates.

Under these conditions, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, NH has implemented a voluntary program to assist for another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. Look at the eligibility section for more details.