Apply and Receive Ohio Unemployment

In Ohio, how does one apply for unemployment? To receive unemployment, one should file as soon as he or she becomes unemployed. One can apply for unemployment online at unemployment.ohio.gov, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Someone without Internet access may file an unemployment application online at a local library or One-Stop Center.

It is possible to file an application for unemployment by phone 1-877-OHIOJOB (644-6562) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, except on holidays. One needs to have a paper and pen or pencil available when calling. Those who are deaf or hearing impaired may receive TTY service and submit an unemployment application by calling 1-888-642-8203.

When calling one needs to contact the necessary people on the day designed to be associated with his or her last name, according to the first initial of his last name. To receive unemployment those whose last name begins with A to I should call on Monday. Those whose last name begins with J through L should call on Tuesday. Those whose name starts with M through S should call on Wednesday. Those whose name begins with T through Z should call on Thursday. Those who did not call on the proper day to apply for unemployment should call on Friday.

When filing an unemployment application, individuals will their Social Security numbers, name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. They will also need their driver’s license number or state ID number. In addition, they will need the address, name, phone number, and date of employment of any employer they worked for during the last six weeks. They will also need to provide the same contact information for anyone they worked for out of state during the last 18 months, military discharge papers, if any; an SF-8 or SF-50, given when separated from employment from the Federal government, and the reason they left each employer. To receive unemployment they will need names, Social Security numbers, and ages for each dependent; their spouse’s names and Social Security numbers, Alien Registration number and date their status will expire, and information about their typical occupation and skills.

[Go Back]    [^ Back to Top]