Umemployment Benefits

Toledo – Lucas County Emergency Management Center

On Sunday, Governor DeWine announced changes to the Ohio Unemployment Benefits will be made. The order from Governor DeWine broadens state policy to clarify that individuals who are quarantined are considered to be unemployed. This also applies to businesses that determine they need to temporarily shut down. The order also waves the one-week waiting period normally required before receipt of benefits. The State does not want to penalize employers by increasing their future taxes. The costs of the benefits will be mutualized over time and they will be waiving penalties for late filing and payments for the duration of the emergency.
Ohioans can file online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at We encourage people to file online, if possible. However, they also may file by phone at (877) OHIO-JOB (1-877-644-6562) or TTY at (888) 642-8203, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m..