Pathway to Work Program Eligibility

Who Is Eligible?

Eligibility for the program is determined by NH Employment Security based on unemployment claims. Individuals cannot apply without first being identified by NHES by mail that they are eligible.

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All New Hampshire residents who are:

  • unemployed and
  • collecting NH unemployment compensation benefits and
  • identified as likely to exhaust regular unemployment benefits before finding new work and
  • have at least 18 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits available and
  • willing to work full time to start businesses in New Hampshire