Unemployment Application Instructions

You can file a claim for UI benefits in New Hampshire if you meet eligibility criteria and have worked in the state of New Hampshire during the base period. Filing online claim will only take a few minutes. Here is how to do it.

1- Visit New Hampshire Employment Security website and start your initial claim by going to online application system.

2- If this is your first time using the NHES website, you may have to create a username and a password to proceed to the application page. You can do by visiting this link.

3- Choose a language that you would like to fill application. You can choose between English and Spanish.

4- You will land on the login page where you will need to provide your username and password in order to access the application form for UI initial claim.

5- If there is an issue with the online system or you can't reach it for some reason, be sure to read system availability information here before you decide to call for help.

Eligibility Requirements

Getting help with filing UI claim in New Hampshire

Getting help is easy in New Hampshire. You can call the New Hampshire Department of Labor for unemployment related questions by dialing 1-800-266-2252. You can also call a local office of New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES) to get personal help with UI claim filing. You can find a phone number for an office near you by simply visiting this page and selecting the area near you.

In case you need assistance with online application, you can simply download this guide and see how to start and complete your claim. This document contains screenshots with pointed arrows to help you navigate your way around the website and file your claim using online system.

Managing your benefits online

The online system provided by the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security can be used for filing your initial claim and managing your benefits. You can also use this system to file weekly UI claims. Use this link to access login page.

Learn more about New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits

You can learn more about UI program and benefits by simply visiting New Hampshire Employment Security website. If you have questions about UI program, please visit this FAQ page in order to see most frequently asked questions.