New Hampshire Benefits

Financial Assistance for Needy Families (FANF)

New Hampshire's Financial Assistance to Needy Families program goes beyond financial aid by offering employment support to help families become independent. This includes job training, education opportunities, and job placement services. It's all about giving families the tools to build a secure future on their own terms.

Food Stamps (SNAP)

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services oversees the Food Stamp Program in the entire state. The aim of this program is to assist low income families feed the right nutrition and healthy diets to themselves and their dependents. The food stamp program in New Hampshire helps families to stay fed during during a time of unemployment or low wages.


New Hampshire Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) is for low-income households who are unable to pay high cost of heating. The program also provides emergency assistance to qualified households.


State and federal government funds New Hampshire Medicaid jointly. The program serves a wide range of NH residents who meet the eligibility criteria. The program pays providers to enroll and cover eligible children and adult living in the state of New Hampshire.


If you live in New Hampshire and meet specific eligibility criteria, you can receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits provide support for those who are unable to work due to a disability


New Hampshire's TEFAP, supported by the USDA, offers a helping hand to those facing food insecurity. By providing a range of nutritious food items through local food banks and pantries, the program ensures that families in need have access to the essentials, contributing to the overall health and stability of New Hampshire communities.


New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides financial assistance for unemployed workers when they have lost their job or have their weekly hours reduced beyond their full weekly entitlement without a fault of their own. The UI benefits provided by the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security help such workers with temporary financial assistance. Workers are also given various opportunities to improve their interview and other job skills so that they can get back to work at the earliest. The program only offers partial financial support and shouldn't be deemed as a full replacement wage. The amount of benefits is determined based on the wages workers receive during base period. Unemployment benefits are only available for unemployed workers who meet minimum requirements for the program. A worker must be unemployed or have reduced weekly hours and such unemployment/reduction in hours shouldn't be a result of a fault of the worker in order to qualify for UI benefits. The eligibility is determined each week when a workers files his/her weekly report and the benefits continue as long as one meets continued eligibility. Applying for UI benefits in the state of New Hampshire is easy with an intuitive online system. It hardly takes a few minutes to access the application. If you have everything ready, you should be able to complete your initial claim for UI benefits in no more than half an hour.

Veterans Disability

New Hampshire provides Veterans Disability benefits to veterans who were injured or developed a medical condition during their active military service. This financial compensation is part of an extensive benefits program designed to offer support and thank them for their service. Along with disability benefits, New Hampshire veterans have access to Dependents and Survivor Benefits, comprehensive healthcare services, education and training programs, and much more.


The New Hampshire Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income families in the state, to reduce their energy related costs by installing energy efficiency measures in their homes. This program helps to complement other energy related programs such as LIHEAP and reduces the state’s overall dependency on foreign oil.


WIC New Hampshire is a program funded federally to provide food, infant formula and nutrition education to families living below the federal poverty guidelines. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children, who represent the populations that WIC serves. WIC is meant for low-income mothers who are pregnant or have children below the age of 5 years. The federal government funds the money to state agencies that, in turn, assist women and children in need.