Ohio Unemployment Requirements

In order to start your unemployment, OH unemployment requirements include the following:

1. You are totally unemployed. Depending on your vocation and industry, you may qualify for unemployment if you have had your hours reduced.
2. You have worked and earned a minimum amount of wages in work covered by unemployment tax during the past 18 months.
3. You have lost your job through no fault of your own. If you were laid-off you will qualify for unemployment. In most cases, if you were fired for cause - you will not be eligible to collect unemployment. If you were fired for cause, you SHOULD apply for unemployment anyway, just in case you are eligible to get it.
4. You are able and available for work. If you are unable to work because of disability or medical condition, you may not meet the Ohio unemployment requirements, but you should apply anyway. If you are not eligible for unemployment, you may be eligible to collect disability benefits, and the case worker at the unemployment office will be able to direct you on how to apply for disability.
5. You are registered for work at your local Workforce Development Center. You must do this when you apply for unemployment, and every week when you certify your weekly claim.
6. You are actively seeking work. You must apply to a minimum of two jobs per week.

To continue receiving weekly unemployment benefits, OH unemployment requirements state that you must file a 'weekly claim' by doing the following:

1. Meet all of the OH unemployment requirements listed above.
2. Apply for at least two jobs each week.
3. Contact the Ohio unemployment office to file your 'weekly claim'. You can do this via phone or on the internet.

Toll Free: 1-877-644-6562 Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office Ohio Unemployment Website

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To go back to the Ohio Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Ohio Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Ohio Unemployment page, click here: Ohio Unemployment

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# Roger 2011-02-23 13:30
I am laid off for 2wks to one month. Do still do a job search?
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# Scott 2011-11-28 10:59
Hello,
I'm asking if I should apply for unemployment in my current situation:

Worked 1,077hrs/28weeks = 38.46hrs/week.

I am still employed, but last week I worked 8.5 hours and this week zero. I am still on the payroll, but my company does not expect more work until March -- 4 months from now.
1.) Can the employer keep me employed without providing me hours to work to avoid unemployment?
2.) Does the amount of hours I worked qualify for unemployment?

Thank you,
Scott
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# Brett 2012-05-02 20:39
I work at HeadStart as a 3rd person. I've been there 27 weeks and work a max of 30 hrs per week. Do I qualify for unemployment over the summer while school is out?

Thank you
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# SARAH 2012-07-02 14:57
MY "AT HOME" POSITION IS BEING ELIMINATED AND DUE TO HARDSHIPS WITH MY CHILDREN/TRANSPORTATION I AM UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW SHIFT AND THE FACT THAT I NOW HAVE TO DRIVE IN. I WORK 20 HOURS PER WEEK AND MY RATE OF PAY IS $12.97. WILL I BE ABLE TO QUALIFY FOR OHIO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS? ANY INFO IS MUCH APPRECIATED! THANKS SO MUCH!
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# Elizabeth 2012-07-09 13:17
I have been on short term disability since 2/10/12 and it will expire 8/10/12. I had back surgery on 3/21/12 and I'm still having a lot of difficulty and pain. I'm still under the doctor's care and not back to work. I was wondering about unemployment if I can't go back to work by 8/10/12? I am considered a full time associate. I typically worked approximately 45-50 hours a week. Could you please advise on this matter? I have been with the company for 6 years. Please let me know if you need additional information from me.
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# David 2012-07-26 11:55
I am unemployed but don't know if I can file for unemployment. The last company I work for was for only about seven weeks. Company I worked for that let me go because lack of work I worked for about four years for them. But don't know if they paid unemployment insurance because I was a contract driver driving thier truk.
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# Summer 2012-11-23 17:13
My job recently knew i was going to have to take of for a surgery! before i left my job, i took in my medical papers as to when i would be having the surgery, & they then told me they were taking my Full Time (37.5 hours a week) away from me until i get my medical situation figured out. i argued the situation as it didnt seem fair. Nothing was resolved so i went to my administrator to see what he had to say, the conversation was over the phone. He told me he would see what he could do and get back with me. Days later, i had still yet to hear anything from him. I had my surgery Nov 21, 2012 & just recieved a certified letter through the mail that they no longer needed me. I've worked for them for nearly a year! do i qualify for unemployment?
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# nick 2013-01-11 10:13
I was in the hospital for.two day this.week will I.still.get paid for this week when I file.my claim
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# Rebecca 2013-07-17 16:42
I was working fulltime at a job that was over an hour away, I had taken an approved leave of absence from my employer, but when my leave was not extended by my employer, they asked if I was able to return to work fulltime, I explained that I was able to work fulltime but not somewhere that I had to drive over an hour to get to, they gave me the option to go PRN, or to voluntarily resign, so I went PRN. Would I be eligible for unemployment benefits since I had a reduction in hours?
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