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Georgia Unemployment Extension

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) is currently available under federal law and EUC claims are automatically established after all regular UI benefits are exhausted.

First-Tier Emergency Unemployment Compensation (1st Tier EUC)

Individuals who have been paid all regular UI benefits may be eligible to receive First-Tier EUC. Effective September 2, 2012, First-Tier EUC will calculate to be the least of either 54% or 14 times the weekly benefit of the regular UI claim. First-Tier EUC benefits are payable through week ending date December 28, 2013 and there is not a Total Unemployment Rate (TUR) requirement to pay benefits. EUC cannot be paid for any weeks ending after December 28, 2013, even if there is a remaining balance.

Second-Tier Emergency Unemployment Compensation (2nd Tier EUC)

Individuals who have been paid all First-Tier EUC benefits may be entitled to receive Second-Tier EUC benefits. As of May 27, 2012, Georgia’s TUR must be at least 6% to continue to pay Second-Tier EUC. The tier calculates to be the least of either 54% or 14 times the weekly benefit of the regular UI claim. Second-Tier EUC benefits are payable through week ending date December 28, 2013, as long as Georgia’s TUR remains above the required rate. EUC cannot be paid for any weeks ending after December 28, 2013, even if there is a remaining balance.

Third-Tier Emergency Unemployment Compensation (3rd Tier EUC)

Individuals who have been paid all Second-Tier EUC benefits may be eligible to obtain Third-Tier EUC benefits. As of May 27, 2012, Georgia’s TUR must be at least 7% to continue to pay Third-Tier EUC. Effective September 2, 2012, Third-Tier EUC will calculate to be the least of either 35% or 9 times the weekly benefit of the regular UI claim. Third-Tier EUC benefits are payable through week ending date December 28, 2013, as long as Georgia’s TUR remains above the required rate. EUC cannot be paid for any weeks ending after December 28, 2013, even if there is a remaining balance.

Fourth-Tier Emergency Unemployment Compensation (4th Tier EUC)

Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on December 21, 2012, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate in Georgia fell below the 9.0% rate required to remain triggered “on” to the Fourth Tier EUC program. As a result, individuals must qualify for and exhaust Third Tier EUC benefits prior to or during the claim week of January 6-12, 2013, in order to establish a new Fourth Tier EUC claim. Individuals who meet this requirement and have a remaining balance as of the week beginning January 13, 2013 are eligible to receive the remaining Fourth Tier EUC balance through week ending date December 28, 2013. EUC cannot be paid for any weeks ending after December 28, 2013, even if there is a remaining balance.

State Extended Benefits (SEB) is currently not available under state or federal law.

 

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Questions & Answers

  1. Michael McMillan says:

    Is there anything a person can do while waiting on a slow hiring process that Can help? I have filled out many applications for much less money than I was making and still no job. Is there anyone I can contact for financial help?

    • Adrian says:

      Why don’t you look at filing for unemployment benefits from your state?

      It will give you temporary financial relief until you find a job.

  2. Michael McMillan says:

    My 18 weeks of benefits have ended but I still in the process of finding work. Can I get an extension to help me pay bills until I can get work?

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