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Applying for Unemployment Benefits:

File online at http://unemployment.ohio.gov

File by phone at: 1-877-OHIOJOB (644-6562) or TTY: 1-888-642-8203

You will need the following to complete your new claim:

- Your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address

- Your social security number

- Employment history, including most recent employment start and end dates

- The name, address, telephone number and dates of your employment with each employer for whom you worked in the last 6 weeks of employment (have your W-2 form or pay stub available)

- If you had out of state employment within the last 18 months, the name, address, telephone number and dates of your employment with each employer for whom you worked out of state within the past 18 months

- If you were separated from military service with any branch of the U.S. armed forces within the past 18 months, your discharge papers (form DD-214, member 4)

- If you were employed by the federal government within the past 18 months, the SF-8 or SF-50 form given to you by your government employer at the time of your separation

- The reason you became unemployed from each employer

- Dependents' names, social security numbers, and dates of birth - If claiming dependents, your spouse's name and social security number

- Alien Registration number and the expiration date of your work authorization ( if you are not a U.S. citizen or National)

- Your regular occupation and job skills