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My hours have been cut at work since Jan. 09. Can I file for partial unemployment without losing my job?

Maineville, OH |

I am afraid if I file for unemployment I will lose my job. Is that possible?

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From Ohio Department of Job and Family Services:
http://jfs.ohio.gov/unemp_comp_faq/faq_elig_definitions1.stm

"Establishing Eligibility for Unemployment Compensation Benefits

How do I establish eligibility?

There are two types of requirements. The first type of requirement is monetary (weeks and wages). The applicant must meet all of the following:

- Be unemployed at the time of filing
- Have at least 20 qualifying weeks of covered employment in the base period
- Earn an average weekly wage of at least $230.00 (this amount changes each year)"

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