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1/7/21 UPDATE: For the latest information about the pandemic unemployment programs and when claimants can expect to receive payments, please visit Please check back here for updates.

12/29/20 UPDATE: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (budget and funding bill for the federal government) was enacted on Sunday, December 27. The new federal law extends many of the existing unemployment insurance programs and benefits, including the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, and creates new programs and benefits including some additional funds for the Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) program.

Eligible individuals will receive payments retroactive to December 27. We anticipate that the U.S. Department of Labor will issue guidance on each of the programs and benefits in the coming days. We will share information, clarification and guidance as it becomes available. Please continue to visit this website for updates in the coming days and weeks. Many of the program changes and additions require technical system changes to implement. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is committed to making the updates as timely as possible while maintaining program integrity all in an effort to issue payments to eligible claimants within the bounds of the new law.

Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Resource Hubs

Please review our employee and employer resource hubs for more information on unemployment benefits related to COVID-19.