Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations
Release of Information
Federal law requires you to furnish your social security account number on the claim application(s) in order for your application to be processed. Authority for this requirement is provided in Title III of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 [26 U.S.C. 85, 6011(a), 6050B, and 6109(a)]. ODJFS will use your social security number (1) to report your unemployment compensation to the Internal Revenue Service as potentially taxable income; (2) as a record index for processing your claim; (3) for statistical purposes; (4) to verify your eligibility for unemployment compensation and other public assistance benefits; and (5) as otherwise required or permitted under applicable federal or state law, including Chapter 4141 of the Ohio Revised Code. Personally identifiable information you submit may be shared with our jobs partner, Monster.com to make your resume available and help you find jobs faster.
I understand that I must report any money that I earn from employment or self-employment, including payments made in cash and that in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits, I must be able, available and actively seeking full-time work. I am also aware if I knowingly make false statements or fail to provide the required information, I may lose my unemployment insurance benefits and be prosecuted under the law.
I understand that, by clicking on the “I AGREE” button below, I am authorizing the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (the Department) to obtain information from my personal credit profile pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. I authorize the Department to obtain this information solely for purposes of identity verification. This is a requirement of the Unemployment Insurance program.
WARNING: If all your employment in the past 18 months was in one state and that state is not Ohio, you cannot file using this online application. Click here for more information.