Ohio Unemployment Rules

In order to receive unemployment benefits in Ohio you must follow these rules:

1. You must be able to work, and are not disabled.
2. You must be actively looking for a job, and keeping a record of your job search.
3. You must file a weekly certification.
4. You must not make more than your weekly wage allowance. In some cases, you will be able to work while collecting unemployment - but only so much per week. Make sure when you apply for unemployment that you are very clear about how much you are able to earn each week. Your unemployment counselor will be able to tell you how much this is.

As long as you follow these Ohio unemployment rules, you will continue to receive your unemployment benefits.

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

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# brandi 2011-10-30 18:49
i want to know if i can get unemployment please get back with me
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# Russ 2012-01-01 15:12
MY employer located in Ohio, I live and work in Wisconsin, employer does not have an address in Wisconsin. My hours have been reduced because of slow down right now. Should I be filing for unemplyment in Ohio or Wisconsin? Under reduced hours.
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# christina 2012-04-11 08:56
I got discharged from work for my points.But I have doctors note for every time i was not at work. I have asthma really bad and have had phonimia twice in the last 6 months which I have had to take off work for.Can I get unemployment?
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# pettit 2012-06-13 12:28
If uou have to resign from your position due to medi al reasons are u able to collect unemployment until you find another job
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# Heather129 2012-06-28 17:23
My employer closes the business for the family vacation every year. Usually it's only one week, but this year it will be two. The employees are not paid for this time. Can I file for unemployment?
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# PaulaLL 2012-09-07 08:38
My unemployment was just denied (beginning two weeks ago) because I returned to college part-time. The state referenced an ORC that states that I must be available to work Sun-Sat. I am available Thurs-Sun. Years ago, if an unemployed worker was attending college or a training class, the search for work requirement was waived. Why now am I being punished for trying to better myself?
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# nicole 2012-12-16 23:27
You have to be a full time student in order to get the work requirement waived
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# Jan1220 2012-10-09 11:10
WHat do I do when I have a start date? I am scheduled to start a new job, am I required to keep contacting 2 employers per week? Seems like an easy answer but how do I report it?
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# Shel70 2012-11-24 00:21
I have been off work since June2011 on short & long term disability. My employer let me go the day after the short term expired back in January of 2012. Today I get a notice that the company will no longer pay my benefits and are denying my claim. Can I file for unemployement? Would it be based on my salary before the disability pay started or would it be based on the disability pay. Also, the company Fired EVERYONE from the President on down of my division two months ago and are leveraging themselves for a buyout. What can I do for income until I can find a job?
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# Dawn 2013-01-09 21:25
I heard unemployment will pay for schooling. Can I go to school instead of looking for a new job while collecting unemployment benefits?
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# Michelle B 2013-06-15 17:28
I recently completed a 13 week contract in North Dakota as a traveling nurse. I live in Ohio and I am wondering in I am eligible for unemployment benefits. I have been applying for work, but nothing has been offered to me at this point in time. Please respond as soon as possible. Thank-you.
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# Neil 2013-08-20 22:04
I was laid off from my job in December of 2011. I have not been looking for a job until now because I wanted time with my young boys. I am starting to look for work now and want to know if I still qualify for unemployment compensation.
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