Per Emergency Executive Order #5, individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits.
Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment:
If your employer temporarily closes due to COVID-19;
Individuals that need to self-quarantine or are directed to quarantine at the instruction of a health care provider, employer or government official;
Individuals that need to care for a family member that has COVID-19 or is under quarantine;
Individuals that need to care for a dependent because of school closures, child care facility closures or other similar types of care programs;
Self-employed individuals that are temporarily unable to operate their business because of any of the above listed situations will also be eligible.
Individuals will need to file for each week of temporary unemployment. People can do all of this online from your home internet connection or your phone without ever having to go into a state office. For more information and to file for unemployment benefits, visit the NHES website or call 603-271-7700.