Am I eligible to receive benefits while pursuing Tech Elevator?

  • Ohio’s Unemployment Insurance Guide for Workers states that although individuals generally are not eligible for benefits while attending school full-time, you may be allowed to collect benefits while in school if you enroll in a training course approved by ODJFS and make satisfactory progress.

    • Tech Elevator is approved by ODJFS and is listed on their WIET list

  • This exception applies to the requirement that you be ‘able and available for suitable work.’ In addition, you should make sure that you are otherwise eligible for UI benefits, outside of your student status (e.g. out of work by no fault of your own, ‘totally’ or ‘partially’ unemployed, etc.). Consult the UI Guide for Workers to make sure.