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Ohio Unemployment Extension

Since 2008, federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits have been available to eligible Ohioans. These extensions were made possible by multiple acts of Congress, including the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, signed by the president on January 2, 2013. The current legislation extends deadlines for the program through December 2013, as shown in the chart below.

Who is eligible to receive this extension? Unemployed individuals who satisfy all of the following criteria could qualify if they:

  • had an unemployment application in effect as of May 5, 2007, or later;
  • have exhausted all regular state UC benefits;
  • have no rights to regular UC or extended benefits under any other state unemployment compensation law or federal law or in Canada.

What are individuals eligible for?

Individuals may be eligible to receive EUC benefits, which are offered in stages known as “tiers.” Each tier must be exhausted before the next tier may begin. The following chart shows the maximum possible course of benefits, in order of payment:

  • Regular UC (state-funded by employer contributions) – up to 26 weeks
  • Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) – up to 37 weeks  (depending on the timing of available tiers)
EUC Tier


Weeks of benefits available between September 2012 – January 12, 2013 Weeks of benefits available between January 13 –  May 4, 2013 Weeks of benefits available between May 5, 2013 – December 2013
Tier 1 14 14 14
Tier 2 14 14 14
Tier 3 9* 0 9**
Tier 4 0 0 0
Total 37 28 37

*Claimants who start EUC Tier 3 benefits before January 12, 2013, may continue to receive up to 9 weeks of EUC Tier 3 benefits.

**Claimants who exhausted their EUC Tier 2 benefits after January 12, 2013, may establish EUC Tier 3 benefits effective May 5, 2013, or after.

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Questions & Answers

  1. Harold Zimmer says:

    My unemployment benefits have reached the maximum 26 weeks, what steps do I take to seek an extension?

    • Martin says:

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  2. barbara neeley says:

    my 26 weeks of ohio unemployment benefits has expired. can I file for an extension? If so, how?

  3. Mark Mraz says:

    I am aware there are no current unemployment benefit extensions available in Ohio, but what other benefits are available?

    • Adrian says:

      Please research online for specific benefits in your state.

      They may be provided by other departments/agencies.

  4. Kathleen Drake says:

    I just ran out of unemployment benefits. Worked in the state of Ohio and live in Kentucky. How do I go about getting an extension of these benefits?1

    • Adrian says:


      Unfortunately, there is no extension available. Please lookout for other forms of benefits in your state for jobless workers.

  5. Diana Watkins says:

    My 26 weeks ended last week and I was wondering if I could get an extension?

    • Adrian says:


      There is no extension available. Regular state provided UI is all that is available.

      Please explore other form of benefits in your state.

  6. Marta Malavich says:

    My 26 weeks of unemployment benefits will run out in October 2014. Will there be any extensions available for me?

  7. Bonnie says:

    Week of 4/21 is last week of payment for my benefits
    will there be any extensions ?

    • Adrian says:

      There are no extensions available at this time.

      They may become available soon.Please track updates with the labor dept in your state.

  8. randy says:

    My tier 2 Fed unemployment will end 2nd week of Jan. 2014, will I qualify for the 9 wks. tier 3 extension?

  9. frederick griffin says:

    I started my extension in 8/13 and it is to expire on 12/13 will I be able to apply and receive additional benefits if still unemployed?

  10. dennis taylor says:

    Will I be eligible for tier 3 benefits,when my tier 2 extention benefits end in November 2013. Thank you.

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