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Ohio attorney general says jobless compensation errors should be appealed

Ohioans have 21 days to file.
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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is encouraging Ohioans to appeal incorrect jobless compensation claims.

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is urging Ohioans who have received notices regarding overpayment of unemployment compensation benefits to appeal their cases if they believe the notices were sent in error. 

“It’s no secret that despite the state’s Herculean efforts, it was crushed with the unprecedented volume of new claims flooding in simultaneously,” Yost said in a news release. “We will aggressively pursue any cases of fraud, but we want to make sure any nonfraudulent cases referred to us for collection have been thoroughly reviewed and appealed, as is your right.”

Ohioans have 21 days to file their appeal online, via fax or through mail from the date the notice was sent. Yost advises to not let the clock run out on the right to appeal.

The attorney general’s collections team will review post adjudicated cases to ensure taxpayers and their dollars are protected, according to the release.

For information about the appeals process and how to apply, click here.