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Applying for New Hampshire Unemployment Benefits

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2021 Tax Forms - 1099G

2021 Tax Forms - 1099G

Your federal tax forms (1099G) for the 2021 tax year will be available online by January 31st. If you are unable to view the 1099G on your dashboard, please continue to check for your paper 1099-G arriving by traditional mail. You will receive a 1099G if the total amount of Unemployment Benefits paid to you during calendar year 2021 is at least $10. Additionally, a separate 1099G will be issued to all claimants paid a Summer Stipend Bonus during the 2021 calendar year.

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Notices Requesting Documentation for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program:

Notices Requesting Documentation for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program:

If you received notices asking you to provide documents for the PUA program, please go to your dashboard and click the UPLOAD BUTTON and submit the documents as requested. If you are unable to upload the document on the website then please bring a copy of the document to your closest department office Monday-Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm. Providing these documents is a federal requirement. Uploaded documents will be reviewed by the department and if accepted will take care of any resulting overpayment.

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Work Search Requirements – Upcoming Virtual Job Fairs – NHJOBS Recruitment Portal

Work Search Requirements – Upcoming Virtual Job Fairs – NHJOBS Recruitment Portal

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I need help finding a new job. What are the resources available to me through the state?

    The State of New Hampshire has launched a new jobs portal to assist job seekers connect with hiring employers located right here in New Hampshire. You can either go directly to the new jobs portal at www.nhjobs.nh.gov or just click the above button for ‘Covid-19 Response Recruitment’.

  • Return of Weekly Work Search Requirements

    • Starting May 23rd the department will once again be requiring claim filers to conduct a weekly work search as a condition for being considered eligible for unemployment benefits.
    • This requirement will include contacting hiring employers as well as conducting reemployment activities designed to prepare you for returning to work.
    • For those people that have filed for benefits prior to the pandemic, this will be largely the same as what they are accustomed to.
    • Every individual required to complete a weekly work search will be invited to a virtual workshop prior to the requirement becoming effective during which the department will explain the requirements and answer all questions.
    • Some claim filers will be exempt from this requirement due to the circumstances of their unemployment. We will be working with everyone to make sure they understand the requirements.
    • Please monitor your correspondence for additional information.
  • How do I check the status of my claim?

    You will be mailed a Determination of Unemployment Compensation about your monetary eligibility and, if there are any questions about your claim, you will be mailed one or more Determination of Eligibility documents about your non-monetary eligibility. This review can take time to process. You can check the status of your claim and review any notices or determinations issued to you by logging into your Workforce Connect account and clicking on the File for Benefits button to access your claim information.

  • What if I moved since collecting unemployment benefits?

    The U.S. Postal Service will not forward mail from this Agency to a claimant’s new address. For security reasons, the postal service returns all undeliverable mail to NH Employment Security. Please update your address immediately by going online and logging into your unemployment benefit account. You can also immediately access and print your own Form 1099-G from your unemployment benefit account.

  • It says ‘Paid’, where is my money?

    Unemployment benefits will be paid based on the preference you chose; either via direct deposit or paper check. Once the system shows that payment(s) have been issued, these payments still need to be sent either via the USPS if you chose mail or through your banking institution if you chose direct deposit.

  • I haven't received payment yet?

    After your initial claim is completed, it is immediately transmitted for processing. Your monetary eligibility is determined and a Determination of Unemployment Compensation is mailed that details your potential weekly benefit amount. This document is not a guarantee of payment. If there are questions on non-monetary eligibility conditions, you may be contacted for additional information. Depending on the number of questions about your claim, then this will determine the length of time it will take to process your claim. If you are found eligible, payments will be issued for any timely weeks filed at the same time the final non-monetary eligibility determinations are made. Remember to file for weekly benefits for all weeks you wish to claim for.

  • I can’t open a notification, what do I do?

    Please ensure that you are checking your correspondence regularly. Usually, if you are unable to open correspondence, this means that the time within which to respond has expired and the issue has been resolved. When attempting to review notifications regarding an unemployment claim, make sure that you have logged into Workforce Connect and then clicked on the File for Benefits button. You should then be prompted to enter the location from which you are accessing the site and then hit proceed. You can view your notifications from this site regarding your unemployment claim.

  • What if I need a Form 1099-G from a prior calendar year?

    Form 1099-Gs issued from 2009 through 2019 are available online by logging into the unemployment benefit system and going to your correspondence box.  If you need a Form 1099-G for a year prior to 2009 please contact the Unemployment Hotline at (603) 271-7700 and speak with a customer service representative.

  • Where do I send my DD214s?

    If you were to receive a document requesting a copy of your DD214, the request would have information listed as to where to send the information.

  • What action do I need to take when I see red notices?

    A notice with a red envelope next to it indicates that there is a deadline to respond to the notice. This could mean that there are fact-finding questions to be responded to by a certain date or if the notice is a determination, it means that the date listed as an action needed by date is the deadline to file a timely appeal if you were to disagree with the determination.

  • What are the hours for the Unemployment Hotline (603) 271-7700:

    Agents stand ready on the UNEMPLOYMENT HOTLINE to answer your questions. The hotline number is (603) 271-7700. The hours of operation for the hotline are currently the following:

    • Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
    • Saturday CLOSED
    • Sunday CLOSED
  • How do I report the amount of benefits I repaid?

    For questions on how to report benefits repaid during 2020 please refer to IRS Publication 525.