How Do I Cancel Unemployment in Ohio?

Unemployed workers can receive unemployment insurance benefits up to the end of the benefit period or when full-time employment is found. The Ohio Office of Unemployment Compensation makes it easy for workers to cancel unemployment payments. If you need to apply for unemployment insurance benefits in the future, you can do so by filing a new application.

Do not file your weekly claim form. Claims for benefits filed more than three weeks or 21 days from the ending date of the week being claimed results in the cancellation of the claim form, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

Notify the Office of Unemployment Compensation of the change to your employment status. Visit the Office of Unemployment Compensation’s website (see Resources) or call 877-644-6562 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Provide your first and last name, Social Security number, permanent address and date of birth. Notify the customer service representative of the change in your employment status and give the effective date of your new employment.


Maintain a record of your communication in case there are questions in the future regarding your claim form.