Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Ohio Online using this service. 

FAQs

How can I apply for Unemployment Benefits in the State of Ohio?

Ohio has two ways to file an application for Unemployment Insurance Benefits: 

  • Online: You can file for UI benefits online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week using the Ohio State DJFS portal by clicking the FILE NOW option above.
     
  • Telephone:  You can call toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-614-387-8408, (excluding holidays) Monday through Friday 7 AM - 7 PM, and Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM.

What information is required to apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Ohio?

To apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Ohio, you will need: 

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver's license or state ID number
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  • Name, address, telephone number, and dates of employment with each employer you worked for during the past 6 weeks of employment
  • The reason you became unemployed from each employer
  • Dependents' names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth
  • If claiming dependents, your spouse's name, Social Security number, and birth date
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen or national, alien registration number and expiration date
  • Your regular occupation and job skills

If you had out-of-state employment, have worked for the federal government, or are separated from military service, more information is required, including: 

  • Form DD-214, member 4 copy (for military service)
  • SF-8 or SF-50 form (for federal government employment)   

Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Ohio Online using this service. 

FAQs

How can I apply for Unemployment Benefits in the State of Ohio?

Ohio has two ways to file an application for Unemployment Insurance Benefits: 

  • Online: You can file for UI benefits online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week using the Ohio State DJFS portal by clicking the FILE NOW option above.
     
  • Telephone:  You can call toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-614-387-8408, (excluding holidays) Monday through Friday 7 AM - 7 PM, and Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM.

What information is required to apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Ohio?

To apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Ohio, you will need: 

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver's license or state ID number
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  • Name, address, telephone number, and dates of employment with each employer you worked for during the past 6 weeks of employment
  • The reason you became unemployed from each employer
  • Dependents' names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth
  • If claiming dependents, your spouse's name, Social Security number, and birth date
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen or national, alien registration number and expiration date
  • Your regular occupation and job skills

If you had out-of-state employment, have worked for the federal government, or are separated from military service, more information is required, including: 

  • Form DD-214, member 4 copy (for military service)
  • SF-8 or SF-50 form (for federal government employment)