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Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program

The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 created the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program for eligible traditional unemployment claimants who also earned at least $5,000 in self-employment wages during the taxable year immediately before their approved unemployment application. The program provides a supplemental benefit of $100 per week, in addition to the federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) supplement, for qualifying weeks of unemployment claimed after December 26, 2020. Because this program is authorized under the same federal law section as FPUC, all applications for MEUC must be submitted by June 26. Applications may be submitted by email to jfs.ui_respond@jfs.ohio.gov or by mail at P.O. Box 182212, Columbus, Ohio 43218. Pending MEUC claims may be reviewed, processed and, if eligible, paid after June 26.

Work-Search Requirements

Unemployment claimants are required to conduct at least two work-search activities each week. If your work-search requirements have recently changed, you will be notified.

If you are in agency-approved training, or if your employer notified us that your layoff is temporary, your work-search requirement will be waived. It will be considered “met” if you are attending school or if you are a member in good standing with a union hiring hall that refers its members to jobs.

Whether your work-search requirements have changed or not, you still are encouraged to make good faith efforts to secure employment.

To learn more about allowable work-search activities, click here.

Pandemic Unemployment Programs

For the latest information about the pandemic unemployment programs and when claimants can expect to receive payments, please visit https://jfs.ohio.gov/caa. Please check back here for updates.

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