Ohio Unemployment and School
Live in Ohio. Was receiving unemployment and received a letter in the mail notifying me of the Pell Grant availability and full time schooling options; also that I could take a part-time training class, if I made myself available for work and continued to try and obtain work. Decided to do it and enrolled in an 11-week EMT course. I notified unemployment and they asked when I would be going... I told them, but that I'd make myself available if a job came up. Subsequently they ruled that I'm "restricting my availability" and no longer eligible, plus owe them for 2 weeks unemployment. I went through the first appeal and the denied it saying the same thing as the first determination - that I wasn't available as required by ORC Section 4141.29(A)(4)... even though I told them I was available. I could quit or transfer to an evening class... and have been available all along. Filed 2nd appeal today. Any thoughts?
Sure do have some thoughts .. but I made them pretty clear back on the page that holds all the questions about school and unemployment benefits.
Don't make a move until you know and understand the possible consequences.
All one has to do is take a look at Ohio's treatment of students when it comes to unemployment benefits, in Table 5-12 to see what the problem is.
Were you approved for "trade act training" and excused officially from being able and available?
Kind of sounds like a dirty trick by the state if you didn't leave anything out.
Ohio is one of those states that seems to require you to prove that you held a full-time job concurrently while attending school .. when it comes to A&A.