State Orders Additional Directives Affecting Bills, Rent
Concord, NH – On Wednesday, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following Emergency Orders which will provide relief for Granite Staters affected by COVID-19: All providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services will be prohibited from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payments for the duration of the State of Emergency.
Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those
unable to pay due to their financial situations. To do so would be
against the law. All judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions will
also be prohibited during the state of emergency.
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 and all of this can and should be done
online or by calling. People can do all of this online from their home
internet connection or their phone without ever having to go into a
state office. The website to access is www.nhes.nh.gov and the phone number to call is 603-271-7700.
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