Receiving unemployment while in school
Updated : August 12th, 2022
Posted by Jessica (Georgia)
If you live in the state of GA like I do and you lose your job either from being fired or laid off, and you do get unemployment, you can decide to go back to school, or get specific job training, or certifications in a state approved program, or your already enrolled. Your employer now has to pay unemployment until you find a new job for how ever long it takes or until you graduate which ever comes first.
It’s nice to know there is no time limit, as long as you are in school and you are looking for full time work. If you qualify, the GA DOL will inform you via mail, or you can visit the GA DOL web site for further details.
This was a law just recently passed by congress with the help of president Obama and this might be the same in other states as well just go to your local unemployment Office.
The GA DOL will also assist you if you are on unemployment and you meet the requirements for free student financial aid to go back to school. Unemployment benefits may be available while attending school.
I’m currently on second tire unemployment I still have until April of 2010 until my initial benefits run out. However I got a letter from the GA Dol about benefits while in school. All I have to do is supply the GA DOL with proof that I’m a student in a state approved program I’m in school for (Certified Medical Assistant) just to give you an idea, anything in the healthcare filed is approved by the state. Have your teachers sign of on the paper the DOL gives to you and then you can hand it in to the DOL and they will certify you every week as long as you are still looking for full time work and you submit a record of work search.
If you qualify then you can collect unemployment until you finish school or become reemployed which ever comes first at least in the state of Georgia just do some research.
Hope this helps
“The university has been advised that student employees who are not working may apply directly to the Georgia Department of Labor for unemployment. The GA DOL will review and determine eligibility for state and/or federal unemployment benefits.”
All I can say is, Really? Why didn’t you copy and paste a link to the Georgia unemployment law that allows all this, because I want to read it.
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