Coronavirus Relief Resources Available in NH

March 24, 2020

Individuals, self-employed and small businesses can get some assistance in New Hampshire.

Three Emergency Orders were recently issued by Governor Chris Sununu to provide relief to New Hampshire people and businesses. The Governor’s Emergency Orders 3, 4, and 5, will provide relief for NH folks affected by COVID-19.

Emergency Order #3: 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.

Emergency Order #4: 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.

Emergency 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 and all of this can and should be done online at You can do all of this online on or your phone without ever having to go into a state office. Again, the website to access is and the phone number is 603-271-7700.

Governor Sununu officially submitted a request that the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration provide SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small businesses across the state.

And finally, President Trump has delayed the federal tax filing deadline to July 15 giving taxpayers 3 additional months to prepare and file their 2019 taxes. Feel free to contact our office if you have questions or feel you may need extra time to file.

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