I had more unemployment questions this week. Most were regarding the stimulus checks and the federal unemployment program for people who don’t qualify for regular unemployment. This is from the Dept. of Employment Security:
“Regarding the Federal stimulus payments of $1,200 per individual, please note these are NOT considered wages and do NOT need to be reported for purposes of determining either your initial or weekly eligibility for purposes of calculating unemployment benefits.”
Some were nervous about not be able to file continuing claims. After being denied for monetary ineligibility, it tells you to file claims every week, but the system doesn’t let you. This is from Employment Security Deputy Commissioner Richard Lavers:
“If you are denied for insufficient earnings you will receive a denial and will be unable to file your continued claims. This is ok and you do not need to do anything. We will review your claim for PUA eligibility and will back date your claim to cover any payable weeks.”
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On Monday, April 20, 2020, DHHS announced 56 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,447 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 64% being female and 36% being male. The new cases reside in Strafford (17), Rockingham (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Cheshire (1), and Merrimack (1) counties and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.
Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 201 (14%) of 1,447 cases.
Two of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis
DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19, a female resident of Rockingham County who was 60 years of age or older.
County TBD 4
(data updated April 20, 2020, 9:00 AM)
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,400