Ohio Unemployment Extension

If your Ohio unemployment benefits have run out you may be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through one of the state or federal unemployment extension programs.

This federal unemployment extension programs is called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (Also known as EUC08).

Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08) includes 4 stages, or tiers. Each tier has a different maximum time period for which your unemployment extension will last:

Tier 1 EUC08: 20 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 2 EUC08: 14 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 3 EUC08: 13 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 4 EUC08: 6 week maximum unemployment extension.

If you use up all of your regular unemployment benefits, normally you don't have to apply for an unemployment extension because the system automatically applies for you, if you are eligible. It is very important that you keep track of your benefits to make sure you receive your unemployment extension if you are eligible.

If you get close to your unemployment benefits running out, give your unemployment counselor a call to check to see what you have to do in order to get they unemployment extension.

There is another type of unemployment extension called Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED), more commonly referred to as Extended Benefits (EB). You will only qualify for the EB unemployment extension if you have used up all of your regular unemployment benefits and also used up all of your EUC08 unemployment extension.

If you qualify for the EB unemployment extension you will receive additional benefits equal to 20 weeks or 80% of the maximum benefit amount on the original unemployment claim, whichever amount is less.

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# tina fey 2011-04-21 22:57
I work at a compony in two seperate departmens. I work 36 hours a week in one particular department which is considered fulltime. The other department I am considered a pool employee which means I can work up to a total of 4 hours a week but no more a week in that particular department. I was just informed that my fulltime job will be gone at the end of the month leaving me with only the pool position for a total of 4 hours a week. Will I still be able to collect unemployment for my fulltime job even though I still have a job that only allows me to work a total of 4 hours a week. please any advice will be appreciated.
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# Ronald collins 2017-07-27 12:19
My unemployment ran out last week. Can I apply for an extension?
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# Rebecca Rowland 2017-08-27 19:55
Hello. I was working for a property management company that sold to another owner. At the close of the sale, all employees were laid off. I started receiving unemployment benefits about 3 weeks later after applying for them. My benefits were approved and are good through January of 2018. I, however, have exhausted the allotted amount that was approved for benefits within the first 6 months. After being let go from my job this past January, I moved to Arizona with my husband. I have been looking for work here for the last 5 months with no luck. I have been with out unemployment benefit pay for 2 weeks now. My family and I are starting to feel the sting from that. I looked into the Ohio Unemployment Handbook to see if there was anything I could do as far as getting my benefits extended. From what I understand, and I am paraphrasing, once the amount that was allocated to me runs out, it's done.... there is nothing to extend. It stated that if the weekly benefit amount ran out before the time that was allotted for the benefit payments (in my case it was 1 year but I ran out of benefits right at 6 months), it is because I made enough to earn the top tier in benefit payments and once the money was gone, unemployment benefits were over. Again, I am paraphrasing, but what I just stated is how I understood it to read. After speaking with my husband, he thinks I may be able to get an extension through the state of Arizona. I will try to get through to a counselor tomorrow and I hope I can get some direct answers as to whether or not I can extend because we desperately need the money while I continue to look for work. If you have any knowledge or advice, it would be much appreciated. Thank you for you time.
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# Jeryl Ross 2017-09-18 01:32
My unemployment ran out I ws trying to find out how to file for an exaction
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# Chip Stewart 2017-10-01 21:00
My Ohio unemployment ran out. I received no notice of qualifying for extended benefits. How do I know if I qualify for the EB extended benefits?
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# Sheila Nixon 2017-10-29 18:53
This is my last week of unemployment on 26 Weeks. How do I file an extension to further my weeks?
Your quick response is greatly appreciated.
Thank You!
Sheila A. Nixon
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# Nathan 2017-11-30 12:59
how do I find out if eligible for extension, I have 4 weeks left on regular UC?
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