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Updated : November 4th, 2022

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The state of Georgia, in association with the Federal government, provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) to those who have lost their employment due to reasons not concerning their conduct or performance.

Know more about the requirements to claim for benefits, various ways to apply, contact details, and other important details that are necessary to file for Unemployment Insurance in Georgia.

Eligibility To Apply For UI Benefits In Georgia

The state of Georgia has set various criteria to be deemed eligible for unemployment benefits. The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will oversee that the set criteria are met by the applicants. The requirements include – monetary eligibility, job separation, and maintenance of eligibility during the benefit period.

Monetary Eligibility

The state law in Georgia requires the applicants to meet the set monetary requirements to gain eligibility for monetary benefits. The monetary requirements consist of receiving ‘insured wages’, and the total wages received during the ‘base period’.

Insured wages are wages paid by the employer who pays Georgia Unemployment Insurance tax, and it is necessary for you to show that your wages are indeed insured wages to qualify for benefits.

In the state of Georgia, the first four of the last five calendar quarters completed at the time when you file the unemployment claim is considered as the regular base period. For those whose wages do not qualify for the regular base period, may consider the alternative base period. The alternative base period in Georgia is the last four calendar quarters completed at the time of filing the claim.

To meet the monetary requirements, applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • You must have insured wages in at least two-quarters of the base period
  • Your wages must be equal to or more than $1,134 in the two-quarters of the base period in which you have the highest wages
  • The total wages in the base period must be equal to at least one and one-half times of the wages received in the quarter in which you earned the highest wages

Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA): The regular method of calculating the WBA in Georgia is done by dividing the total amount of money earned in the two highest paid quarters by 42.

If you fail to qualify for benefits as your total wages is not equal to one and one-half times the wages received in the highest earning quarter, an alternative calculation can be used. The alternative calculations are made by dividing the total amount of money paid in the highest earning quarter by 21.  

The minimum weekly benefit amount provided in Georgia is $44, and the maximum benefit amount is capped at $330. The maximum benefit period is determined by the rate of unemployment in Georgia. The chart below shows the number of weeks you may receive the benefits depending on the unemployment rate in Georgia:


Determination of the Maximum Benefit Period
Unemployment Rate Adjusted seasonally Maximum Number of Weeks
Less than or equal to 6.5% 14
Greater than 6.5%, up to 7.00% 15
Greater than 7.00%, up to 7.5% 16
Greater than 7.5%, up to 8.00% 17
Greater than 8.00%, up to 8.5% 18
Greater than 8.5%, up to 9.00% 19
9.00% and above 20

Find out more about eligibility requirements

Job Separation

The reason for your separation from your previous organization/employer is one of the crucial criteria which can affect your claim for benefits. You must have not lost your job due to any fault of your own. To gain eligibility for benefits, you must meet the below eligibility requirements:

  • Lost the job due to no fault of theirs whatsoever
  • Have earned wages at least 10 times the weekly benefit amount of your claim
  • You were laid off due to lack of work, or your employer has reduced your working hours due to lack of work
  • You were not involved in any criminal activities in your previous organization leading to your job separation
  • You were not fired for reasons that come under the definition of misconduct

GDOL will contact your previous employer to obtain information on your job separation and will verify the reasons presented by you. The department may deem you ineligible if the reason given by you for job-separation is not the same as the reasons given by your previous employer.

Eligibility requirements – overview

Maintaining Eligibility

Once you prove your monetary eligibility and justify your reasons for separating from the previous organization, you would be eligible for monetary benefits. This, however, doesn’t mean that you would receive benefits throughout the benefit period.

You must maintain eligibility throughout the benefit period to continue to receive benefits. To remain eligible, you must follow these points:

  • You must be able and available to work
  • You must provide proof that you are looking for work on a weekly basis
  • You are expected to seek and accept any suitable job offer made to you
  • As the length of your unemployment increases, you will be expected to make adjustments in your wage expectations, working conditions, job description, prior training and/or experience
  • When GDOL refers you for a job, you must apply for the same

Failing to carry out any of the above points would result in discontinuation of the payment of benefit amount.

If you were offered a job but refuse to accept the offer, you are expected to immediately report it to GDOL. The department will then determine if the reason to refuse the job is acceptable or not. You may only refuse to work under a few scenarios, such as:

  • The position opened up due to an ongoing strike
  • The job paid less than the prescribed minimum wage
  • The wage was substantially less than the prevailing wages paid for similar work in the neighborhood

You must also remember the following points to meet the work availability and work search requirements:

  • You must register to employment services unless you are exempt by law
  • If you are a citizen of Georgia, you must register with GDOL
  • You must make at least 3 job contacts in a given week
  • Be physically able to perform work (even if it’s not your regular field of work)
  • If you are filing an interstate claim, register with the local state workforce, but you must follow the rules and regulations of Georgia regarding your availability for work and work search requirements

    You must meet other eligibility criteria, including the availability for work and work search requirements each week. GDOL may randomly conduct an audit, in which if it’s found that you do not meet any particular criteria, your benefits will be stopped.

    Find out on job search requirements

    How To Apply For UI Benefits In Georgia?

    You can file claims through GDOL website or through telephone by using the GDOL Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system.

    Once your claim is accepted by GDOL, the department will issue a benefit determination letter. The letter will show the following information:

    • Your insured wages during the base period
    • The probable weekly benefit amount you may earn
    • The maximum number of weeks you may receive the benefits
    • The probable maximum benefit amount you will be paid through your benefit period
    • The periodically adjusted unemployment rate of the state of Georgia

    You are advised to go through the determination letter thoroughly and in case you do not agree with any of the mentioned information, you may apply for reconsideration.

    Remember to apply for reconsideration within 15 days of receiving the determination letter in writing, in your career center.


    You can file a claim through the GDOL website at any time of the day. The website is operational 24 hours of the day and on 7 days of the week. You will need to create a GDOL PIN when you are filing the unemployment claim in Georgia the first time. You will need the GDOL PIN while filing for claims throughout the benefit period.


    You can file for claims by telephone by dialing Georgia unemployment phone number (1.866.598.4164). Follow all the instructions given by the IVR system. You will need the GDOL PIN to file for claims by telephone as well, and you may set the PIN over the phone too while claiming for benefits in the first week.

    Note – If you face any trouble while applying for benefits, call the Georgia unemployment customer service number.

    How To File Weekly Claims?

    Weekly claims can be claimed by either using the website or by telephone. You will have to file claims each week and must meet the set requirements each week to be eligible for weekly claims.

    If you fail to claim benefits for more than two weeks in a row, you will have to open the unemployment claim account through the website, telephone or in the career centers again.

    Learn how to claim weekly benefits

    UI Benefits Amount

    The UI benefits calculator will assist you in finding out your approximate weekly benefit amount in Georgia. Enter the appropriate values and find out how much you may receive every week.

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    Things To Know After Filing An Application

    Your responsibility does not end with the filing of the claim. There are many important aspects that you should know to make sure that they are on the right track, and also should be informed about any probable issues that might pop up.

    Overpayment And Fraud

    If it is found that you were paid benefits that were not supposed to be received by you, it would be considered as an overpayment. If the event you receive an overpayment, you must immediately bring it to the notice of GDOL. You will be expected to pay back the excess amount received, along with any income taxes that were withheld.

    GDOL identifies two types of overpayments, they are:

    • Non-fraud overpayment
    • Fraud overpayment

    Non-fraud Overpayment

    An overpayment that is the amount you received without the intention of obtaining benefits that you were not entitled to, is identified as a non-fraud overpayment.  

    You are expected to pay back the overpayment, along with the other civil penalties, court costs, and filing fees as applicable. You can, however, request for a waiver from paying the excess amount if you did not intentionally receive the overpayment. GDOL will consider the following points to decide if the waiver must be given or not:

    • The intention with you received the excessive amount
    • Your financial condition after paying the overpayment, and the possible hardships you may face to make the payment
    • Your prospect of getting employment to repay the overpayment

    The decision taken by GDOL will be final and appeal on the decision of waiver cannot be appealed.

    Also, make sure that you apply for a waiver within 15 days of the release date of the overpayment notice.

    Fraud Overpayment

    If you have knowingly received excessive payments that were not intended to be paid to you, it will be considered as fraud overpayment. The GDOl will declare it a fraud overpayment, if:

    • You knowingly make false statements to fraudulently gain eligibility for benefits
    • You knowingly failed to disclose important information or facts that are essential
    • You misrepresent facts intentionally to obtain or increase the benefit amount

    GDOL considers that fraud is committed when you knowingly distorts or conceals facts with the purpose of obtaining or increasing the benefit amount. If you are found to have committed fraud, you will be subject to the following penalties:

    • You must pay entire overpaid amount 
    • A penalty of 15 % of the total amount must be paid
    • You should pay interest of 1% of the unpaid balance every month
    • You will not be allowed to collect unemployment benefits for the rest of the calendar quarter, and a year after the quarter
    • You may also be subject to civil or criminal penalties

    Repayment Of Overpayments

    You may voluntarily repay the dues with a lump sum payment or in the form of planned installments. If you fail to voluntarily pay the excessive amount, GDOL may take one of the following decisions:

    • Deducting 50% of the future benefit payments, and applying it for the overpayment
    • The state may also seek legal action, including criminal prosecution

    Benefits Extension

    Georgia offers benefits extension only when the state’s unemployment rate is too high. To know more about the benefits extension, visit GDOL.

    Job Training Assistance

    GDOL has many training programs in place to help people find suitable employment opportunities. In addition to providing unemployment benefits in Georgia, the Career Centers also organize workshops and events with the intention of helping the job-seekers to improve their skills.

    Each Career Centers provides the following services:

    • Résumé writing and cover page writing assistance
    • Provides referrals and contacts of employers to job-seekers
    • Labor market information
    • Job search workshops
    • Career assessment and job-search assistance
    • Skill assessment of job-seekers, and referring them to the required training classes

    GDOL also provides you an opportunity to retrain themselves to help build capacity in them to face new challenges. The retraining program allows you to go back to college again and reorient themselves. Some of the retaining programs are – Georgia’s HOPE Program,  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

    All these programs provide scholarships and grants if you want to go to school to learn and improve your skill sets. Contact the Career Centers to know more about the eligibility and requirements.

    Know more job training opportunities in GA

    Georgia Office Locations and Phone Numbers

    Visit Career Centers to find answers to all your questions related to unemployment insurance. Locate the closest,Career Center near to you. Also, find below some of the important phone numbers of GDOL you may need during your benefit period.

    GA Unemployment Office Phone Numbers

    Unemployment Insurance (UI) (404) 232-3180/1-866.598-4164 (IVRS)
    Appeals to the Board of Review (404) 232-3325
    Appeals to Hearing Officers (404) 232-3900
    Electronic Wage Reporting (404) 232-3265
    Employer Claim Charges (404) 232-3030
    Employer Tax Liability (404) 232-3301
    Employer Tax Rates (404) 232-3300
    Employer Tax Reports/Filing (404) 232-3220
    General Tax Information (404) 232-3320
    Interstate Claims (404) 232-3090
    New Employer Accounts (404) 232-3301
    Partial Claims Filing for Employers (404) 232-3050
    UI Policies and Procedures (404) 232-3180
    Employment Programs/Services (404) 232-3515
    Labor Market Information (404) 232-3875
    Personnel Services for GDOL Staff (404) 232-3620/1-800-255-0056 (TTY)

    Locate your nearest unemployment office

    Frequently Asked Question

    Q. How do I get my Personal Identification Number (PIN)?
    You can select a Personal Identification Number (PIN) when you first submit your initial unemployment application - online or by telephone. You will have to use the same PIN throughout your claim.
    You will need it whenever you access the Online Claim System and to claim weekly benefits whether online or by telephone. If you forget it, you will be asked to reset the PIN. Make note that you are responsible for the security of your PIN, so do not share it with anyone whatsoever.
    Q. How do I get my Claimant Identification Number (CID)?
    Your Claimant Identification Number (CID) is a number assigned to you at the time you submitted the application for UI benefits in Oregon. You will need to use it on the documents sent to you by the concerned department as a way to safeguard your claim and Social Security number from identity theft.
    Your CID will be asked when you intend to change your address or apply for direct deposit through the Online Claim System. The labor department will not give out your CID, even to you if you call, so please keep a record of it.
    Q. What is a Waiting Week?
    The Waiting Week is the first week on your claim in which you meet all eligibility requirements. You do not receive payment for your waiting week. Every unemployment account must have a Waiting Week before the unemployment department can start making benefit payments.
    Q. Does retirement pay affect my benefits?
    Retirement pay could reduce your benefits, make you ineligible, or have no effect at all. If you are not eligible for periodic payments, it has no effect. If an employer for whom you worked during the base year of your claim either contributed to the retirement fund or maintained it, then your retirement pay is deducted dollar for dollar.
    Q. What is the procedure to start or stop tax withholding?
    Applicants can choose to have state or federal taxes, both, or neither withheld from the amount they receive. They can change their withholding after filing for the claim. Tax regulations, however, require changes to tax withholding be made in writing.
    Complete an Authorization for Tax Withholding, Form 1040WH, and mail your request to the Employment Department at PO Box 14135, Salem, OR 97309 or fax it to (503)-947-1335. Be sure to include your name and either Social Security number or customer ID number (CID).
    Q. Can the Department reduce the benefits for child support payments?
    The department can reduce the benefits for child support payments. In the event, you owe child support payments and there is a court order requiring deductions, a percentage is deducted from your benefits each week. The deductions continue until the court notifies us to stop.
    Q. How is my weekly benefit amount calculated?
    Your weekly benefit amount is 1.25% of the total base year gross earnings. The state of Oregon mandates that it will not be less than the minimum or more than the maximum amounts you can receive.
    Q. How long do benefits last?
    Your benefit year is a 52 week period that begins the first week you file. You may receive total benefits up to 26 times your weekly benefit amount. You can’t file a new Oregon claim until your benefit year is up, even if you’ve received all of your benefits.
    Q. Will I be eligible for UI benefits if I started my own business?
    Running your own business will stand as a direct contradiction to the condition that you must be available for work. You must report any self-employment activities to the UI Center, even if you don’t have earnings from it. Failure to report such details to the department will result in overpayment and penalties.

    Questions & Answers

    1. i applied back on 01/2021 and i recently received a benefit determination letter on 11/21 it don’t say if i was approved or denied but it does give me the amounts i should be receiving. does this mean i’m approved. i keep checking my online portal and it says pending i’m confused. i keep trying to get in contact with gdol and no luck i have sent several email and no response. what should i do?

        • Hi, there – if you’re still wondering about unemployment insurance benefits in Georgia, you may absolutely apply. You can file a claim through the Georgia Department of Labor website at any time of the day. The website is operational 24 hours of the day and on 7 days of the week.

      • Joshua,

        That pretty much means your claim has been approved. Please check the website and see if the option to file a weekly claim is available for you.

    2. I filed an appeal in August 2020 regarding the GDOL stopping my pmts for several weeks for severance pay I received prior to applying for UI. I filed the appeal within 15 days online. I received a confirmation number and never received ONE WORD regarding a hearing, a determination or any other communication. I sent them at least 6-8 emails with the previous emails included each time and never got one response. Two times I copied the higher up tribunal appeals people in my emails and both times they actually responded saying that was not their issue but to continue waiting because the first appeals process people were incredibly busy I did not file for unemployment until after the three weeks of severance was over so there was no reason for them to take those pmts from me 4 months after my unemployment began. Even if I’m not correct in that assumption (even though I believe I am!) I am still legally allowed a hearing. My unemployment ended in September 2021 and I still a whole year later have not be een contacted ever. My question is even though my claim is now closed can I do anything further. ( I STILL HAVE THE EMAILS AND RESPONSES FROM THE HIGHER UP TRIBUNE BTW) i’m not trying to get money I’m not owed I’m trying to get money that my employer paid insurance for that I should’ve been covered with.

      • Misty,

        The best way to get to the bottom of this is to chase your adjudicator regularly. The delay might be attributed to the high pendency of cases.

    3. Do I need a separation document from my previous employer to file a claim or will the GDOL contact my employer for informat

    4. I received a Georgia claims determination letter that started benefits are allowed as of 07/04/21. The letter didn’t indicate how much I will be receiving. When I check my UI claim on line, nothing has changed and I haven’t received any new benefits.

        • name is Christopher brad partin
          Last four digits of s.s. is 5685,I cannot reset my pin bc of the security questions and answers,question 1 ,what street did I live on when I was in the third grade?
          I believe I put 114w.rollins rd.
          But it won’t reset???how can I get this resolved….thanks

    5. I applied for assistance in May of last year and was approved for PUA. My debit card arrived in the mail a week and a half after I applied. I got back pay and received payments for 3 months and then they cut me off because I didn’t turn in my paperwork. I thought since I was approved I didn’t need to. So I reapplied in September and I didn’t hear anything back from them so I reapplied again in January and still nothing. I too have made every attempt to reach someone at the “career center” in my hometown but to no avail. I have even written the Commissioner and I got a response that my email would be forwarded to the Unemployment Department and it would be taken care of. Well that was about a month ago. I’m facing jail time now because I wasn’t able to work and pay my child support and my unemployment was cut off.

    6. Started claiming benefits on June 06,2021 and been verified, received my benefits letter, and now says pending determination will be contacted by GDOL rep? I’m working on 7 weeks this week, Also got a confirmation number when processed, what do I do now
      how to I get in touch with GDOL rep?

    7. My unemployment recently changed from ui to pua it’s showing that I receive 365 a week but I have not received a dime in two weeks i done the job work search and still have seen anything also if I had money left to draw on my ui why did it switch to pua

    8. I received both letter at the end of May. As of now my things still says pending and I’m confused. It’s yes yes to register and yes from work exemption. Am I missing something?

    9. I am so long here I lost my job due to illness that was not covid related I received two letters one saying I was eligible to get unemployment then another saying I wasnt . I don’t understand how they except me to live if I’m unable to work does all those years of my working mean nothing there was money taken out for situations such as these yes?

    10. Hello, In my UI account under “Claim Information” it indicates NO for Employ Georgia Registration. Does this mean I do not have to register based on what is says for Work Search Exemption (indicates YES) or does this mean I have not registered for Employ Georgia yet?

      thank you

    11. Been on PUA and eligible for up to 70+ weeks – this week it ends. I was denied regular unemployment but still eligible for PUA. I am eligible to work part time with former company do I still file weekly with PUA or resubmit another claim for regular UI?

          • Onekkia,

            Please try finding answers online since there might be limited phone support due to the shortage of staffing. You can use the “Resources” or “FAQs” section of the website.

    12. I am so long here I lost my job due to illness that was not covid related I received two letters one saying I was eligible to get unemployment then another saying I wasnt . I don’t understand how they except me to live if I’m unable to work does all those years of my working mean nothing there was money taken out for situations such as these yes?

      • Winter,

        I can understand the situation. Have you tried contacting the office to see what’s happening?

        • They are saying I was approved because I was let go from my job due to no fault of my own but I don’t understand how I would not receive any payments based on my past work history now during my time of inability to work?

    13. I expected a payment today. On the UI and PUA it seems to be paid but on my account it never received. This never happens. Where can I get help for this problem?

      Thank you

      • Janeica,

        There will be a delay considering the number of applications that are being processed. Please continue chasing the office/check your status online at regular intervals until payments normalize.

    14. I have attempted to call, sent emails, letters and smoke signals to the Georgia Department of Labor for over 12 weeks now. I have not had a return phone call yet. (762) 207-3001.

    15. I have reapplied. verified. Received determination letter. No benefits in 8 weeks. Have called and emailed local DOL several times. No answer, no call back or reply. Am I missing something?

      • Jeanette,

        Nothing really. Just that the Unemployment Office is overburdened with claims. Please be patient and follow up regularly.

    16. I reapplied and my benefit year has been re-extended. I am receiving benefits. I received an e-mail from someone asking for my earnings for 2020 and also stating if I had a question to let them know. I have asked a question twice now and they just respond that they need my earnings information by Monday at noon. This information was already uploaded and as I said my benefits have been extended.

    17. Hello, I really would like to know why I have not receive any payments since February 2021. I have a letter of determination stating that I am approved for continuation of benefits from February 2021 til September 2021. I really need my benefits…also, I am applying to 5 to 10 companies per day…so frustrating!

      • Amanda,

        It might take more than expected due to the pendency. Please wait for 7-10 business days before starting the follow up.

    18. My BYE was March 15/2021 then I received an ARPA notice stating to continue submitting weekly claims but I haven’t received any unemployment.

    19. My BYE was March 15/2021 then I received an ARPA notice stating to continue submitting weekly claims but I haven’t received any unemployment.

    20. I reapplied after my benefit year was up, I am still receiving benefits but my redetermination letters do not have current dates on them and the one that does states 0$ for 0 weeks. Its been a while since my BYE was up, 4/21/21 and I made money in the quarters they referenced for benefit purposes. is there a reason its stating this?

      • Brandy,

        There seems to be an issue with your claim. Please try calling the Unemployment Office for clairfication.

        • Hey there well my bye date came and benefits stopped i reapplied over a month ago and received a monatary redetermanation letter thatvsaid i was approved for additional weeks from whatbi could understand but when i check it still says processing for 48bhours for over a month and i have kept claiming but havent received anything and i never received email whether i was eligible or not

          • Anthony,

            This might take some time since there are thousands of pending applications. Please continue to follow up regularly.

    21. I applied early February for my Georgia UI and have been making my weekly claims. My UI status says “your eligibility is pending a determination.”
      It’s been that way for about two months now. How much longer will it take?!?
      I call, no one answers. I leave a voicemail and never get a call back. I send emails and never get a reply. Can you help?

      • gdol asked me to change my pin and validate my payment method.i did and have not got a payment in 5 weeks,what do i do next?i cant get any answers!

        • Regina,

          I can understand your situation. There will be a delay considering the number of applications that are being processed. Please continue chasing the office/check your status online at regular intervals until payments normalize.

      • Thomas,

        We understand your situation. There will be a delay considering the pendency. Please continue following up regularly.

    22. My bye ends 05/22/2021 and I was denied regular UI in may 2020 and put on PUA.I was cut from full time to part in April 2020 And been part time every since. I saw a forum other day for GA DOL discussing new questions on application when you reapply after BYE that said, if I answered “no” to the question” have there been any changes etc since original file date” that my application for reapplying would be flagged, delayed, etc. and that even though there are no changes, I should answer yes to prevent a weeks/months long delay for redetermination…….why? , If there have been no changes?? I’ve been working 25 hrs week/$300 since day I filed in 2020 and wondering why answering “no” truthfully would delay redetermination. If I falsely answer yes, what would I put as the change? Same address, same company, same wages, etc This has happened to several people in last 2 months for answering no cause they weren’t any changes to report. Any info would be appreciated

    23. I filed a claim in March and I received a letter stating my benefit amount but I have not received any payments yet. When I checked my claim status it still says determining eligibility. This is in ga and I can not get anyone on the phone from my career center

    24. I was receiving UI payments and then it stopped coming in March. I’ve still been claiming every week but, haven’t received a determination letter or anything. It’s saying pending eligibility….what should I do? Continue to claim every week, apply again or just wait to hear something back. I’ve tried reaching out to Department of Labor but, I can never get anyone.

    25. I received my unemployment determination letter in the mail of approval. I then received my back pay. After receiving these the following week I did not receive any payment and the system still says the old expired dates in the my UI portal it’s not updated. It’s giving me an error messaging saying still waiting a determination. Why if I’ve already received my approval letter, and back pay? I’ve called multiple times left messages and even emailed. I know they’re backed up but it’s very frustrating when you have bills to pay.

      • Felecia,

        The office seems to be severely understaffed. Please wait. Guessing someone has to sign off your payments.

        • Hi Jeff,
          I was receiving unemployment and stopped on March 2021, 3 weeks ago I received a notice about an extension because ARPA, it doesn’t really tells me if I qualify or not, I haven’t received any payments since March, I am claiming every week just incase. Please advice.
          Thank you!

          • Sorry Jeff, but what do you mean by contacting the claim center? right now you can’t reach any body, I have even send emails not answer. Do you have a phone number for the claim center?
            Thank you

          • Yarida,

            You will find the phone numbers on the website. Also, consider the option of visiting an office in the vicinity if safe and feasible.

          • Yarida,

            Have you formally applied for compensation by filling out the paperwork? I suggest you speak to a member of the Claims Center for clarification.

    26. My end date in ga ended so I did reapply and got email confirmation,I got a determination letter with the amount and for how long,I have always called in to make my weekly claim even during the application process,I’m still receiving the same amount I was getting before reapplying my determination letter says should be getting more than previously.when would new amount start to show,are they waiting till after the appeals date before depositing (I am not appealing).March 29 is when says new claim started,determination letter mailed April 16 appeals date ends may 2

      • James,

        I can understand your situation. Please wait for a few days for the authorities to change the system in line with the amendment.

        • I reapplied after my 52 weeks ran out 4/3/21 I got a redetermination notice. I have 4 weeks no payment what is causing my payment not to be deposit

    27. Hi,
      I was terminated from my job mid January and received a lump sum severance of 6 months mid February. I applied for UI and was approved, indicating that I would be receiving the 6 month lump sum payment. But when can I start claiming the weekly benefits and when/where would I indicate that I actually received the 6 month payment?

    28. I need some help I just received a letter from the claims examiner. How does and approval letter look or say

    29. I filed a claim back in Nov/2020 and I have yet to receive any answer on my determination. I keep checking every day and it still says pending a determination….. is this really how it is?
      I’ve called twice separate times like weeks apart and I got a sweet older lady who could barely speak English both times and she remembered me all she could say was keep filing every week…….
      and that’s what I’ve been doing. Next week I will run out of money ( been living on my 401k) could I please have my unemployment….

        • My extended benefits ran out on April 3. 2021. Unemployment stopped. Why wasn’t I extended inder the new care act to receive the $300 until September?

        • I reapplied for ui got an email stating that my claim has been processed and then when I checked my ui portal it says that money has been deposited in my account 3 times no money in my account I don’t understand

        • Sam. You seem to be very knowledgeable. I have a question regarding my claim. I have tried multiple times to get someone on the phone and have emailed several times as well, without any responses. I recieve the 1st letter from the ga dol and it listed my possible claim amount. Then in February 2021 I received another letter stating benefits were allowed.. I have been claiming each week as I am supposed to be doing. Here we are in April and I have yet to receive my 1st payment. Any tips?

          • How long did it take u to get your second letter?? cause I got my first one waiting on my second

          • Jessica,

            I can understand your situation. There will be a delay considering the number of applications that are being processed. Please continue chasing the office/check your status online at regular intervals until payments normalize.

    30. My dad applied for unemployment in September and he finally received a determination letter telling him what he would get each week but he has. Not received anything so far. Why Georgia!?

    31. I have move but working from the same company but being furlough. How do I transfer my unemployment benefit from Georgia to Texas?

    32. My bank rejected my direct deposit due to an error in my name how do I get that money redirected to my debit card provided by the department of labor? I have called and called and called and emailed and emailed an emailed with no avail, can someone please shed some light on this situation?

    33. I recieved benefits for The first 2 weeks in July but have not received any since then. I Don’t understand why it stopped. I haven’t recieved a letter or email. I cannot get in touch with anyone in claims. It’s been a month already, What do I do next?

      • It’s going by your BYE (benefits year end date). You will not receive any payment after that week and no a letter will not be sent. You will have to apply all over and wait out the process. Hope this helps.

    34. I received a letter in the mail stating that a prepaid card was issued for my UI pay on 7/10. To date, I have not received. Been trying to call, but just like everyone else, it keeps ringing busy. In one place it say I have money on a prepaid card and another place it states that it was directly deposited. I have received neither. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

      • Michelle,

        There will be a delay considering the number of pending applications. Please follow up until payments normalize.

    35. In the state of Georgia, a UI Claimant had 3 full-time jobs all with insured wages at the same time, during the base period indicated on the Initial Benefit Determination letter.

      Do all 3 base period employers receive a “Notice of Claim Filing and Request for Separation Information”?
      Are all 3 former employers liable (charges split by each employer) for charges for any benefits paid to the UI Claimant?
      Although there is only 1 official separating employer, the claim filed accounts for “All employers worked for in the past 18 months”

      The most recent employer (Company A) was the separating employer of the UI Claimant. Claimant laid off in Qtr 4 in 12/2019.
      The UI Claimant resigned from their former employers (base period employers) in 2019:
      -Company B: Resigned in Qtr 1.
      -Company C: Resigned in Qtr 2.

    36. I was fired for “unable to achieve level of performance required for position” will I be approved to draw unemployment? I have filed at GaDOL and have been waiting 4 weeks now to determine if it is even approved.

      • Tina,

        You may not qualify since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

    37. I was work at Walmart I was on leave in April doctor release me in May. I went to get put back on the schedule but they never did so would I be eligible for unemployment. I work two weeks in three months.

      • Arterrius,

        UI benefits are only offered to claimants who lose their employment due to involuntary reasons. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

    38. I have been waiting for a decision for 5 weeks now and when i try to certify for this past week it says my pin is suspended and when i call the system says cannot access with this social security number.. why is it denied? I had deaths back to back and needed more time to grieve they only gave three days and i was within my 90 days so not eligible for fmla this was not voluntary this was a loint out situation

      • I filed for unemployment in June. I received my determination letter this week. When should I get Direct deposit? Additionally will I receive the federal cares benefits as back pay? Like thousands others I can’t reach a live person at the offices.

        • Willie,

          There will an intermittent delay owing to the number of pending UI applications. Please check at regular intervals until payments normalise.

      • Johnson,

        I can understand your frustration. It must be a difficult time for you. Please call the Claims Center to discuss the reason for “suspension”. This is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim file.

    39. I was recently laid off. I had little to no advance notice about my position in my job of 2+ years being dissolved. I was given a small severance pay. Am I still able to apply for unemployment?

      • If I am paid a lump sum for 12 weeks severance how does this affect my unemployment? Will I receive full benefits the week following my lump sum or will i receive full benefits after the 12 week period is over?

    40. I have been receiving benefits for the past three weeks, when I filed today and checked the status, there was a message stating that my weekly claim was not processed and to contact the office. Why would this happen?

        • I applied for pua july 31st and put in my weekly claim every week my claim has been processed I have direct deposit where is my money

          • Teresa,

            There will be a delay owing to the number of pending applications. Please follow up with the office regularly until payments normalise.

    41. I applied for unemployment late June 2017, and I went and signed my affidavit on the 12th of July. Since then I have yet to receive an decision letter on whether I’m getting unemployment or not. Do anybody know what’s going on? Did I get denied? If I did get denied wouldn’t they stop letting me claim my benefits?

      • Kierra,

        Please make sure to chase the authorities at regular intervals. Please call the Claims Center for an update.

    42. I was hospitalized due to some emotional issues. I was released for work on July 15, 2017 however my job would not let me come back. I was told the job was too stressful twice. Then my supervisor called me and told me I could come back on August 3, 2017. Then again I was called by another lady and told I could not come back. I have received my benefits determination but not the final decision. They won’t let me come back but I want to work.

      • Mary,

        This can be considered voluntary on your part. Please make sure to keep supporting documents handy in case of a dispute. You have the option of filing an appeal.

    43. If the company I work for transitions all employees to an agency and then the agency lays people off, will the people laid off be able to collect unemployment? Will the old company salary apply?

      • Good question. If your agency paid Unemployment Taxes, then, you should be able to collect.

        I suggest you check with the employer.

    44. Good day to all.
      I would like to know how can I get a letter from DOL or Unemployment Office that I am not receiving any benefits?
      I am not applying for benefits, but I just need a letter to prove that I am not receiving any.
      Please advice.
      Thank you.

    45. I received an award letter at the lst if April that stated I will not be getting any benefits. So I only claimed the 1st week. Now just to day I got a 2nd letter in the mail that stated I will/should be getting benefits. I have not claimed anything since the 1st letter. Now I was told I have to reapply. Is it possible to just start claiming now and not reapply? And why would they send a letter now if I need to reapply?

    46. If my son was recently diagnosed with an illness which requires me to be home with him at night but i work nights and i ask my employer for an morning shift position but none is available but i dont wanna resign but i have to be home with my son do i qualify for UI if i am actively seeking an a.m job?

      • Well @Martin….dont you think leaving your job because your child was diagnosed with an illness that was beyond his and your control is involuntary? So i have to choose between his health and living on the streets? Sounds like a set up to me. I think since the employer cant provide an shift to fit the schedule of their employee who son became extremely ill out of her control and she have to involuntarily stop working the least that employer can do is provide some type of unemployment to the employee….besides its not the state money its the employer……

        • Jasmine,

          I can understand your concern. Unfortunately, the system is designed in this way. They only provide compensation to claimants who lose their job due to involuntary reasons such as being laid off.

          Please call the Unemployment Office in your state to check if they can offer any help in this regard.

      • You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

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