If I owe unemployment benefits in Ohio can I still receive benefit payments?


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Danae Hitch answered

No, they are not going to make you pay back benefits with one hand and then hand over benefits with the other. That doesn't even make sense.

I was not diligent in keeping records of my part time job hours when collecting unemployment a couple of years ago. I wasn't deliberately doing this - I was shocked to be abruptly fired from a job that I'd had for over 14 years.

So, they cut off benefits and I had to repay the entire amount that they overpaid me, which was entirely correct. I didn't mean to not keep accurate records, but I should have been more diligent. Lesson learned.

If you are ever eligible to receive unemployment benefits again, your account will probably be audited to the nth degree to make sure a mistake doesn't happen again.

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