How Do I Check My Unemployment Benefits with the Ohio Office of Unemployment Compensation?

This article describes how to check the status of your application for unemployment benefits with the Ohio Office of Unemployment Compensation. Instructions are given for checking the on application status by phone, which is the only method available. Alternate means of contacting the Ohio Office of Unemployment Compensation are provided, in case there is trouble. Unemployment benefit eligibility requirements for Ohio are also listed.

Christian Allen is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Apr 28, 2020

The Ohio Office of Unemployment Compensation provides eligible Ohio citizens with financial assistance if they become partially or fully unemployed. This assistance is of variable length, but lasts up to 26 weeks at the maximum payout level. This assistance is meant to help you support yourself while you look for a new job. You will most likely want to keep checking on the status of your unemployment assistance application after you submit it, so you can know what your financial situation is as quickly as you can. To do so, follow the instructions you find below.

Requirements for Receiving Unemployment Benefits in Ohio

  • You must have become either fully or partially unemployed through no fault of your own. If, for example, you were laid off because of cost cutting measures or a national disaster, you would not be at fault for your unemployment.
  • You must have worked at for least 20 weeks during the last year for an employer who paid Ohio unemployment insurance taxes on you.
  • Your average weekly wage for every week you worked in the last year must be at least $247.
  • You must be actively looking for work while you receive unemployment benefits.
  • You must be available to work.
  • You must file your weekly claim while you receive unemployment benefits. It is used to prove that you are continuing to look for work.

Checking the Status of Your Claim

  • Go to this website. When you make your unemployment insurance application, your case is automatically assigned to a processing center. This site will help you find which center is handling your application.
  • Find the last 4 digits of your Social Security number in the column on the left of the table in the center of the page.
  • Find the phone number in the corresponding column on the right of the table.
  • Call that phone number. You can ask a live representative there about the status of your application.

You can also ask questions by writing to P.O. Box 182212, Columbus, OH 43218-2212 or by sending a fax to 1-614-466-7449.

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