Georgia Unemployment

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Filing a Claim for Unemployment Insurance in Georgia

In order to apply for unemployment benefits in Georgia you must first complete an initial claim which can be completed online, by telephone, or in-person. No matter which way you choose to file your claim, it is important to do as soon as possible following your last day of work. This is because claims are not retroactive to your last day but to the day you file the initial claim.

  • To file a claim for benefits online please go to the following site: Georgia Department of Labor
  • To file in person you will need to go to a Georgia Department of Labor Career Center.
  • To file by phone please call the unemployment customer service number at 1.877.709.8185

Completing an initial benefits claim can take 30 – 60 minutes. To speed up the process, make sure to have
the following information easily available before starting the application:

  • Your email address
  • Your social security number (SSN)
  • Your Driver’s License or Government issued ID card
  • Your personal banking account and routing number for direct deposit
  • A copy of your most recently filed income tax return or quarterly estimated income tax payment record(s), if applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and you are self employed or a farmer
  • The names, addresses, and dates of all employers for the last 18months
  • Your employer-issued separation notice or letter, if available
  • Your Alien number and expiration date if you are not a USA citizen
  • Your SF-50 or SF-8 form and paystubs if you were a  federal employee
  • Your most recent DD-214, orders to report or of release, military earnings/leave statement, or W-2 form(s) fif you were in the military

Appeal a Claim Decision:

Just because you file for unemployment doesn’t mean that you will for sure be accepted. Situations can arise where a Georgia unemployment insurance claim is denied and if this occurs, you are able to appeal your unemployment benefits claim via the appeal process. For information and instructions on how to appeal a claim, please review the following appeals handbook: Unemployment Appeals

It is important to continue filing your weekly claim for benefits even if your claim is denied, because if you win your claim you can get paid for those weeks. If you stop filing your weekly claim while your appeal is pending you will not receive payment for the weeks missed.

Information

Georgia Department of Labor http://www.dol.state.ga.us/
Georgia Unemployment Benefits
Info
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/js/unemployment_benefits_individuals.htm
Georgia Appeals Handbook https://www.dol.state.ga.us/pdf/forms/dol424b.pdf
Georgia Unemployment Handbook https://www.dol.state.ga.us/pdf/forms/dol414.pdf
Career Information http://www.dol.state.ga.us/js/job_seekers_w_disabilities.htm

 

One Response to “Georgia Unemployment”

  1. HELENA OFFIAH says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO APPEAL MY CLAIM THIS IS MY REASONS. MY EMPLOYER WAS FULLY AWARE ABOUT THE EMPLYOYEES NOT RECEIVING THE UNEMPLOYMENT EARLY OR BEFORE TAX RETURN OF THIS YEAR 2012.THE EMPLOYER FAILED TO NOTIFY ALL EMPLOYEES AND TO REPORT THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL EMPLOYEES THAT WOULD BE AFFECTEDOF NOT RECEIVING OUR UNEPMLOYMENT FOR THIS SUMMER OF JUNE 8,2012.THE EMPLOYER ANNOUNCED AN UNCLEARLY UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION THAT WAS UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNSCHEDULED AROUND NEAR THE END OF MAY ON A TUESDAY OF 2012.THE EMPLOYER HANDLED THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION VERY POORLY,CARELESS AND UNPROFESSIONAL.I’VE WORKED MY FULL TERMS OF A HONESTED JOB PREFORMANCE FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR,BUT THIS SCHOOL YEAR HAS ENDED AND SO HAVE HAVE MY WORK DUE TO SCHOOL BEING CLOSED.MY WORK WILL RESTARTED WHEN SCHOOL BE REOPEN THIS SCHOOL YEAR

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