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Ohioans who don’t qualify for unemployment can now register for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – WLWT Cincinnati

There’s a new federal program that’s providing assistance for Ohioans who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits.According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, starting Friday, Ohioans who are unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but did not qualify for unemployment benefits can begin preregistering for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. PUA is a new federal program that provides up to 39 weeks of benefits to a wider variety of workers, including those who are were self-employed, those who worked part-time and those who do not have a sufficient work history, according to Ohio’s unemployment website. There is no minimum income requirement to qualify for these benefits.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said PUA benefits will be similar to regular unemployment benefits. An additional $600 per week will be provided through July 25.Throughout the past five weeks, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said it received more than one million unemployment claims. Of those, more than 182,000 were denied, but may now be eligible for PUA benefits.To preregister for PUA starting Friday, click here. Once on the unemployment webpage, click “Get Started Now.” “The preregistration tool will allow individuals to get in line early and preregister their account, so that as soon as the agency has the technical ability to process their claims in May, they can log in and complete their paperwork,” said the Ohio Department of Job and Family Service.

There’s a new federal program that’s providing assistance for Ohioans who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, starting Friday, Ohioans who are unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but did not qualify for unemployment benefits can begin preregistering for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

PUA is a new federal program that provides up to 39 weeks of benefits to a wider variety of workers, including those who are were self-employed, those who worked part-time and those who do not have a sufficient work history, according to Ohio’s unemployment website. There is no minimum income requirement to qualify for these benefits.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said PUA benefits will be similar to regular unemployment benefits. An additional $600 per week will be provided through July 25.

Throughout the past five weeks, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said it received more than one million unemployment claims. Of those, more than 182,000 were denied, but may now be eligible for PUA benefits.

To preregister for PUA starting Friday, click here. Once on the unemployment webpage, click “Get Started Now.”

“The preregistration tool will allow individuals to get in line early and preregister their account, so that as soon as the agency has the technical ability to process their claims in May, they can log in and complete their paperwork,” said the Ohio Department of Job and Family Service.

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