Why Are No Benefits Paid For The First Week Of Unemployment?

Ohio law requires that each applicant serve a one­week waiting period after filing an initial claim for unemployment benefits. This is called the "waiting week," and it must be a week in which the applicant met the weekly eligibility requirements.

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