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Do Social Security offices offer assistance to fill out unemployment applications?

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Social security offices may offer assistance in filling out the unemployment forms, depending on the applicable state. In Massachusetts, for instance, personnel at the office can give technical assistance at the applicant's request. However, the applicant should complete the application himself.

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Both the state of Hawaii and the state of Ohio make a provision for seeking assistance in the respective offices for help in filling out the unemployment forms.

In Massachusetts, the help is confined to technical aid on how to use the UI Online Service or TeleClaim system, and the applicant has to complete the rest of the application by himself. Forms are also available in Spanish and Portuguese for those who do not speak English.

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