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Medicare & Medicaid Services:
- The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare telehealth so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services including common office visits, mental health counseling and preventive health screenings. This will help ensure Medicare beneficiaries, who are at a higher risk for COVID-19, are able to visit with their medical provider from their home, without having to go to a doctor’s office or hospital which puts themselves and others at risk. Learn more here: https://go.cms.gov/2UeG26Y
- While all NH Employment Security (NHES) offices are closed, you can apply for unemployment and other services online or over the phone at (603) 271-7700. Visit their website at http://www.nhes.nh.gov/. During this time the usual one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits has been eliminated. Some workers who are usually not eligible for benefits may now apply if they have lost their job or experienced reduced work hours, if they or a family member have been diagnosed or are in quarantine due to COVID-19, if they have lost their job or experienced reduced work hours, or if work was interrupted due to school or child care closure.