I’m not sure which state I need to contact regarding unemployment benefits.
I am an Ohio resident and was employed by a Pennsylvania corporation last year. I worked solely in Pennsylvania (5-day week, home to Ohio on weekends) and paid Pennsylvania state and local taxes.
Now the Pennsylvania corporation has laid me off in a downsizing.
Which state do I contact to file for unemployment benefits; the State of Ohio (residence) OR State of Pennsylvania (state of company I worked for and state I worked in).
Thank for any help!
You could file in either state because it’s a PA employer who paid the taxes. If you file in Ohio they would just be acting as the agent state for the liable state which is PA.
Personally, I would file in PA because they pay more and I just wouldn’t trust a state to always get it right. If Ohio paid more .. I’d say file there in case they did make a mistake:)