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Ohio Unemployment Application

How to Apply for OH Unemployment Benefits?

  1. If you have been separated from work, you can file your initial claim during your first week of total or partial unemployment.
  2. You can file your first claim in one of the two ways: by calling the TeleClaim Center or visiting a One-Stop Career Center close to you. Unluckily, you cannot file an initial claim online at this time.
  3. Have your entire information ready before filing your claim.
  4. If you have received severance pay upon your separation from work, you may still be eligible for unemployment benefits, so it is still important to call to file your initial claim during your first week of total or partial unemployment.
  5. If eligible for unemployment benefits, you can expect to receive your first payment in 3-4 weeks if there are no issues with your claim.
  6. In general, it takes approximately 3 weeks to process a claim; however, you will still need to claim benefits every week.

Information needed is as follows

  1. Your Social Security Number
  2. The year you were born
  3. Your home address and telephone number
  4. Whether you have filed an unemployment insurance claim in your state or in any other state during the past 12 months
  5. Your last day of employment
  6. The names and addresses of all of the employers you have worked for during the 15 months prior to filing your claim and the dates you worked for each of these employers. If you are reopening a claim, be ready with the same information for the past 8 weeks
  7. The reason that you are no longer working or that your hours have been reduced The names, dates of birth and social security numbers for any dependent children, if you are going to apply for dependency allowance
  8. Your alien registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen

If You Are Not a United States Citizen

You must give verification that you were legally eligible to work in your state and that you are presently eligible to begin a new job.

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Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Ohio

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Questions & Answers

  1. tory says:

    where can I get the address of Ohio’s One stop career center or the teleclaim number?????

  2. Christopher Smith says:

    MY son lost his job due to a serious illness. He is not computer literate. Where does he go to fill out an application or who does he call to get help with an application?

  3. DelosaSimmons says:

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  4. Robert Pernell says:

    I was working and was never informed that my job was terminated until the very last day Feb 11, 2013. I have been off work for 8 months and I want to no if I qualify for unemployment benefits

    • kathy says:

      You should have applied the day you lost your job!!! But, you can still apply and unless you were terminated for something substantial against your employer, you will qualify.

  5. Ruth Adams says:

    I have been off from work for 4 months on the count of illness and I wanted to see is I qualify for unemployment thank you

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