Unless you have worked in the state of Vermont within the past 18 months, and whether you live in Vermont or New Hampshire, any claim for monetary unemployment assistance must be filed with the State of New Hampshire. To do so, contact the New Hampshire Employment Security Office at 1-800-266-2252 or 1-603-448-6340 for the local office located at 85 Mechanic Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 (the River Mill Office Complex), or visit their website at: http://www.nh.gov/nhes/
The website contains detailed information on the application process, how to file a claim, your rights and responsibilities, how to estimate your eligibility for benefits, and how the receipt of any additional pay beyond your last day of physically working at Dartmouth (such as any lump sum layoff or retirement payments, Dartflex equivalent lump sum, and vacation payout) may affect your eligibility for benefits and the timing of when you should open a claim to ensure the maximum possible benefit. It is strongly recommended that you visit this website and that you read the NHES publication Unemployment Compensation: Your Rights and Responsibilities, available on the website in text form, and also as a downloadable pdf pamphlet at: http://www.nh.gov/nhes/documents/ro_1063_0106.pdf*.
*For those eligible to file a claim in Vermont, Vermont has a similar handbook, available at: http://www.labor.vermont.gov/unemployed/tabid/352/Default.aspx.
If you decide to file a claim for unemployment compensation, you should have the following information ready:
• Social Security number
• Your address
• Telephone number
• Alien Registration number (if you are not a US citizen)
• Amount of separation, holiday, sick, or retirement pay you have or will receive. (Let the office know that this will be a lump sum payment and not allocated over a period of time.)
• For military personnel, military form DD-214
For each of your employers over the past 18 months, please have ready:
• Complete name and address (for Dartmouth: use your department)
• Payroll address, if different (for Dartmouth: 7 Lebanon Street, Suite 309, Hanover, NH 03755)
• Employer's telephone number (Dartmouth Payroll Office: 603-646-2697)
• Beginning and ending dates of employment
• Reason for separation (e.g., reduction in force/layoff)
If you are asked for proof of employment with Dartmouth College:
Dartmouth College uses the TALX Corporation to verify employment. Give the "verifier" (person needing proof of your employment) the following information:
• Your Social Security number
• Dartmouth College Employer Code: 13187
• The Work Number Access Options for Verifiers:
Option a) http://www.theworknumber.com
Option b) 1-800-367-5690
Dartmouth College does not determine eligibility for unemployment compensation but will assist in expediting this process as much as possible. A determination of eligibility could take up to 21 days. To find out the amount of state monetary assistance for which you may qualify, please refer to the unemployment bureau websites or call to speak with a representative of your unemployment office. To maintain your eligibility you will need, in good faith, to conduct and keep records of your job search. Your state unemployment representative should be able to give you more information on what is needed for record keeping.
While you are searching for your next position, your state of residence office for unemployment or labor may be able to assist you. Their online and in-office resources can help with job matching services, resume writing classes, interviewing tips classes, and counseling. To contact your state's office, please refer to the following websites.
New Hampshire Residents:
1-800-266-2252 for the state office or 1-603-448-6340 for the local office located at 85 Mechanic Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 (the River Mill Office Complex).
1-877-214-3332 for the state office or 1-802-295-8805 for the olcal office located at 220 Holiday Drive, Suite 28, White River Junction, VT 05001. (Please note: The White River Junction office is not staffed on a daily basis. To speak with someone in person, please call to schedule an appointment.)
Both the New Hampshire and Vermont offices have online job boards with postings of open positions. These are great resources for all job seekers and we encourage you to utilize them.
Further training is also available on a case-by-case basis from your state's unemployment office. Please contact your state unemployment representative for further information about this resource.
If you have any additional questions, please contact your HR Consultant or HR Recruiter at 603-646-3411.
Last Updated: 1/13/10