Georgia Unemployment Benefit Questions
Does retirement pay have any effect on my benefits?
If you are collecting a retirement pension from a base period employer, the pension may be deductible from your weekly benefit amount if your employer contributed 50% or more toward the pension fund. If the pension payment is determined to be deductible, the department will reduce your weekly benefit amount dollar for dollar by the weekly amount of the pension that is attributable to the employer.
Note: If your pension is from an employer you worked for before the base period, it is not deductible. The receipt of Social Security is also not deductible, although you do have to be available for full-time work.
How will I receive my payments?
Payments can be made by direct deposit or debit card. The preferred method is direct deposit into your personal checking or savings account. If you do not enroll in direct deposit, payments will be deposited to your Georgia UI Way2Go Debit MasterCard® which works likes a standard debit card. Payments by paper checks are no longer issued.
Can I Still Collect Unemployment if I Move Out of State in Georgia?
Being out of work and obtaining unemployment benefits is stressful. In Georgia, you can continue to receive unemployment benefits during and after the move. If you’re receiving unemployment benefits from the state of Georgia, make sure you’re aware of the rules and conditions to continue receiving your unemployment benefits. As long as you meet the requirements, you are still eligible to receive benefits each week.