COLUMBUS–The Ohio Senate today approved Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley), which will allow spouses of active duty military members to be eligible for unemployment compensation when they discontinue employment due to their spouse’s assignment transfer. Currently, 44 other states and the District of Columbia provide similar benefits for military spouses.

“Military families in Ohio currently are currently forced to decide between geographically splitting up their family or sacrificing part of their income when one spouse is relocated on military assignment.” said LaRose. “With the passage of this bill, military families will no longer be forced to make this unfortunate decision. Through this legislation, we can protect the financial stability of our service men and women by simply making the non-military spouse eligible for Ohio unemployment benefits. It is the least we can do for those who are already sacrificing so much for our safety.”

Senate Bill 8 is supported by U.S. Department of Defense, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, the Ohio National Guard and a number of other veterans’ organizations.

This bill will now proceed to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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