Online Ohio Unemployment Services

If you are unemployed, as many are, and live in Ohio, it is now easier to file for Ohio unemployment services. You can file from home or any computer with internet access. The website is https//unemployment.ohio.gov and the first screen is the home page. On the left of the screen you will see a menu of options.

The first thing you must do is create a new account. Once you've done that you will be presented with a screen explaining the terms and reasons for supplying personal information which you must agree to in order to apply for Ohio unemployment services. This agreement is renewed every time you log on to the site. The next screen should be the Main Menu screen. This screen has several links. To file a new claim, go to that link and fill out the questionaire. The questions are pretty straight forward and include a question about why you are unemployed. Make sure you answer these questions honestly and as completely as possible.

When you are filing for Ohio unemployment online please be prepared to spend at least fifteen minutes filling out the application. When the application is complete you will be given a confirmation number for Ohio unemployment services. Be sure to write this number down and keep it in a safe place. It is recommended that you keep a folder for all of the online unemployment information you will receive.

The main menu screen also has a link to your message center. This is where you will find all correspondence regarding your claim. Be sure to check regularly for any messages. Some messages are time sensitive. Once you are approved you will begin receiving weekly payments after the one week waiting period. You are required to have at least one full week of waiting, during which you are unemployed. In order to continue receiving Ohio unemployment services it is necessary to file weekly claims. If you forget or neglect to file weekly, you run the risk of potentially having to restart your claim. This re-starts the entire process of filing online for Ohio unemployment services

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