ODJFS Warns About Possibility of Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Written on January 15, 2021

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will be issuing 1.7 million 1099-G tax forms throughout the month of January pursuant to federal law that requires reporting of unemployment benefits. 

There will be a number of Ohioans who receive a 1099-G tax form in the mail stating that they received unemployment benefits in 2020 when, in fact, they did not.

Job and Family Services has created a new online portal that provides a direct way for Ohioans to notify the agency if they believe their identity was stolen and used to file a fraudulent unemployment claim. 

Individuals who believe their identity was stolen and used to file a fraudulent unemployment claim should visit unemployment.ohio.gov, and click on the “Report Identity Theft” button to complete the form.


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