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Ohio Unemployment Benefits

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The latest figures for Ohio show an unemployment rate of .

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
We created this calculator to help you estimate what you might receive if you are eligible. We make no guarantees or representations that the amount you receive will be equal to what the calculator shows. To apply for unemployment benefits, click the link above which will take you to the official site for your state.
State in which you earned wages
Approximate wages earned from Jan. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Apr. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jul. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019  

Ohio unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though www.Unemployment-Benefits.org does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the ODJFS for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  The ODJFS

Out of work through no fault of your own.
Be Unemployed at the time of filing and
Have at least 20 qualifying weeks of covered employment in the base period
Earn an average weekly wage of at least $210 (this amount changes each year)

Who can apply:  Out of work and part time workers

How long can you claim benefits: 20-26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  $103-$372

Determined by: Average weekly earnings for the base period


1: Computation of Average weekly wage:  To calculate the "average weekly wage" the applicant's total wages for all your qualifying weeks in the base period are divided by that number of qualifying weeks. Assume total wage in base period = $32,000 and qualifying weeks = 32.   The average weekly wage thus calculated will be $1,000 and the maximum benefit amount = $584 (maximum benefit for New Jersey). In 2009, an applicant must have an “average weekly wage” of at least $210.
2: Total Benefits Payable: Let us presume that an individual worked 20 weeks during the base year period and his weekly benefit is $200.  Thus, his Max. benefit will be $4000.

Dependency Benefit:
The chart below shows the 2009 maximum "weekly benefit amount" for each dependency class and the dollar amount the applicant had to earn to qualify for that amount.
Dependency Classification
Number of Allowable Dependents
If the applicant's Average Weekly Wage was:
The Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount is:
$744 or more
1 or 2
$904 or more
3 or more
$1,006 or more


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