Info Bulletin : 4-8-2021

04/08/2021

H LINE NIGHTS CHASSIS, VN & H SPECIFIC IMPACTED EMPLOYEES WITH A LAST DAY WORKED OF 4/9/2021 - UNEMPLOYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

In every layoff, we have members who either completely forget to file for benefits or go in once to reopen the claim but don’t go back in to actually claim the week. IF YOU DO EITHER OF THESE THINGS, YOU WILL LIKELY NOT RECEIVE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS FOR THAT WEEK.

File for unemployment benefits online at http://unemployment.ohio.gov. If you do not have internet access, call your processing center (the number is located on correspondence you’ve received from the ODJFS). ODJFS business hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, except holidays. Please follow the instructions below:

File for unemployment benefits using Mass Layoff # 2100110. Your last day worked is 04/09/2021 and your return to work date is 06/28/2021.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to call your processing center or visit the ODJFS web site once to reopen your application for benefits and then go back in each Sunday and claim your weeks until the layoff ends.

1. SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021 – Open or restart application for benefits

2. SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021 – Claim layoff week (week ending 04/17/2021), then continue filing claims each Sunday until you return to work.

PLEASE NOTE: We are having problems getting member’s claims fixed once they are filed wrong. If you have any doubt at all about what you’re doing, please hang up or log out and call the union hall for assistance. It is easier for us to help you file than it is to get your claims fixed.

Two frequent mistakes made by members are:

1. Filling out the information about the union hiring hall. UAW LOCAL 2000 IS NOT A HIRING HALL. Please do not check ANY boxes or fill in ANY information at all in the union section.

2. Answering “no” to the job search question when you have a mass layoff number. IF YOU HAVE A MASS LAYOFF NUMBER AND THEY ASK YOU FOR THE JOBS YOU APPLIED FOR, TYPE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION for both jobs: OHIO ASSEMBLY PLANT, 650 MILLER ROAD, AVON LAKE, OH 44012, WALK IN, HIRED, CHOOSE A DATE OFFERED IN THE DROP DOWN MENU. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER NO TO THAT QUESTION IF IT IS ASKED OF YOU.

Bill Samples, President / Herb Bennett, Chairperson Unit 1

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