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Ohio Unemployment Office Locations

Ohio does not have walk-in service for UI claimants.

Call toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-888-642-8203, (excluding holidays) Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

To file a new unemployment claim or to reopen a previously filed claim,
you must call on the day associated with the first letter of your last name:

For last names beginning with A through I, please call on Monday.
For last names beginning with J through L, please call on Tuesday.
For last names beginning with M through S, please call on Wednesday.
For last names beginning with T through Z, please call on Thursday.
If you have missed your filing day, please call on Friday.

 

Questions & Answers

  1. steve olding says:

    I have filed a application online recieved a pin number through the mail 1/25/16 and I am unable to file a weekly claim online what is the problem and what could i do about this

  2. dan hereda says:

    In 53 years of working I have never filed for unemployment. Then, I filed for the first time when I was laid off on 12/31/2015 and have yet to receive anything but numerous pieces of paper, e-mails and phone messages all saying the same thing. I have complied with all instructions that I am aware of. The automated phone system is a joke. The first time I called I opted to have them call back at a set time….they never called. The next time i waited 48 minutes and got a lady who said there was a glitch but then said she corrected it, I thanked her and hung up…..still nothing. This system is ridiculous!!!!!

  3. Sonal says:

    I filed for my unemployment on 1/3/2016 and have yet to receive my unemployment benefits. I have done my waiting week and also have been determined, when should I expect my first payment? It has been four weeks now? Also what day does unemployment get dispersed?

    • Martin says:

      Well, you must have had it by now since it generally does not take more than 10 business days.

      Please call the claims center immediately for an update.

  4. Dominic says:

    I have been trying to file for unemployment in Ohio for a month now. I have been denied because I have not worked at a job long enough even though I submitted my W2 form for the year! I had been with the same company for 17 years. I try to call and I get hung up on my the automated phone service. So is the goal to piss people off enough or to make it so hard that they just give up?

    • Martin says:

      I am sorry to hear about your experience. Well, its a government agency. All we can say is keep trying various phone numbers (find more on the official website) or see if you can visit the nearest office inn your area.

  5. Helen Demblewski says:

    have worked for my company for 11 years and they have just sold the business to another company. Iam 67 years old and if I am offered to stay I do not think I will be physically able to do this job..My work would be considerable harder. Can I collect unemployment

  6. Brendan Cunningham says:

    my employer is located in West Chester , OH , I live in VA. My job requires me to work all over the country. Virginia Employment Commision seems to think I should apply for benefits in OH. Ant info you can provide would be appreciated.
    thanks,
    Brendan Cunningham

    • Adrian says:

      If you quit voluntarily, you may not be eligible. Please call the claims center and apply accordingly if they are ok.

  7. Ronald Haas says:

    how will I be able to get help from the unemployment office if I am a felan? Is there any special department?

    • Adrian says:

      Please call the customer service on 1-877-644-6562 to get further assistance. You don’t have to really visit an office unless its a requirement.

      Unemployment can be filed online or over the phone.

  8. Steve says:

    I recently accepted a position on WPAFB with a new contractor who took over effective 1 Sep 14. They have since informed me I MUST use my own vehicle to drive around base and perform inspections(<100). If I refuse to use my own vehicle and am "let go", will I be eligible for unemployment as I would have been if I wouldn't have taken thier offer?

    • Adrian says:

      You have neither accepted the offer nor have you worked in this role. You will not be able to apply on the basis on the job you never worked.

      If you have worked before this,please consider applying.

  9. susan says:

    i started a part time job while collecting unemployment. after working 1 day they told me that i would only be offered 12 hours a week for 3 weeks, then only 3 hours after that. what happens to my unemployment if i quit this job?

    • Adrian says:

      You can continue filing for the min. hours not worked in a week. Please call the claims center before you make any changes for specific advice.

  10. SONYA BELL says:

    I have a check that was issued to me in April 2013 that I did not open until last week. I wanted to know how that check can be reissued to me?

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