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Georgia Unemployment Weekly Claims

In order to keep collecting an unemployment check every week you must file a weekly claim, also known as a weekly certification or continued claim.

The purpose of filing a weekly claim is to tell the unemployment agency that you:

  • Are currently looking for work
  • Have not done any work this week
  • Have not made any money this week
  • Have not found another job
  • Want to receive an unemployment check or payment this week

Therefore, it is very important to file your weekly claim every week to keep collecting your unemployment check.

If you delay in filing your weekly claim, you may not get your unemployment check in time.

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  1. Hello, so my company filed for me initially after about 6 months they removed themselves from the equation so we could Chile a claim on our own causing us to claim weekly . I filed my own claim of course . And have been claiming weekly . My determination still says pending approval but this week when I claimed it said that my entries were accepted and would be processed the next working day . What does this mean ?

    • There seems to be a mismatch in the system. Perhaps, the office is in the process of updating. Please wait for a few days or call the Unemployment Office.

  2. I forgot to claim my weekly benefits on Sunday. I realized on Wednesday, when I usually receive my payment. Will I still receive my unemployment payment later this week?

    • Hello so I put no for the first question because my job is just temporarily closed…so I haven’t been looking for work. Will I get paid for that week? And will that affect my claim now?

  3. I’ve been certifying since the end of May 2020 but I haven’t gotten any payment. Also, I’m filing for partial unemployment. It says to put the money earned BEFORE deductions. Am I correct to assume this means before taxes and insurance is taken from my paycheck? Why would they want that, when my paycheck is so much lower after deductions??

  4. I filed a claim on 6/1/20. It says my claim must be reviewed before it is considered complete. When will I have some kind of update on the status?

    • Justin,

      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.

  5. I filed for benefits week ending March 8. I got a letter the following week stating how much I’d receive for up to 14 weeks. I applied for jobs, turned in my searches, and submitted claims for week ending March 21 & benefits were not paid. Today I tried to submit my claim for March 28 and it says “ You have inquiry access only.” I’ve been calling for over a week & no one has gotten back to me.

    • I have the same issue and haven’t been smoke to request my payments even though I’ve been approved! Can’t get in touch with anyone

      • Katia,

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

    • Jason,

      Please be patient since the Unemployment Office might be short-staffed. Keep checking at regular intervals.

      • I have been calling for a week now I haven’t been able to claim my weekly benefits on the days request I have been trying to do so since march 25

        • Telicia,

          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.

  6. I put in my weekly work search and got confirmation numbers for my claims i submitted but i forgot to go back and click witch weeks i was claiming for but it is stated on my weekly work search claims . But i did do it today because i noticed that the dates were not showing when i went to track my benefits for last week and this week will i receive both weeks pay ?

  7. My weekly claim date is on Monday I had medical emergency and did not claim until today 10/31/18 will I get my pay for this or will I have to wait until next week

  8. I applied 4 weeks ago at my local center. When making a weekly claim it says “You have inquiry access only.”

    2 weeks ago I received my official determination letter verifying I am supposed to receive funds. Yet I still get the “You have inquiry access only.”

    It has been 4 weeks. How can I receive money if I cant even make a weekly claim ?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • If there is a genuine delay in processing your payment, the Office will keep you informed. Please make sure to proactively chase the Claims Center for an update on payment status.

      • I applied for my pua on 7/28 it backdated from 02/20,but I still havent seen a dime or heard anythING,FROM THR GDOL,I EMAIL THEM OFTEN WITH MY COMPLont the only reply I get is if anything further is needed they would let me know that is all I get,what’s going on there am I gonna get my money or not,I’m getting desperate

        • Robert,

          The Unemployment Office might be inundated with pending requests. Please visit the website to find the answers.

  9. How do i correct my weekly certification? The last day i worked was 5/26/2018, and i earned money. Just forgot to say yes to the question, did you work the week ending 6/2/2018

    • Mike,

      If you applied online, please log in to explore the option to correct the error. Otherwise, please call the Claims Center for assistance.

  10. I got an update saying the week ending 2/17/18 has not been paid but the week 2/24/18 has been certified and processed the next business day when will i recieve my first check and what does it mean by has not been paid or has it been certified?the week 2/17/18??

    • Amanda,

      Please call the Claims Center to know the exact payment date. They will be able to tell you from the system.

  11. I signed my unemployment papers at my job while we are laid off for the holidays I still haven’t received my unemployment payment. We have been off since the 18th of December. Why haven’t I received it? Do I call it in or them?

    • The system is F up, they are stalling on pay after they the government started it with fake news, to keep the people feeling we need more government to take care of us, trump is telling us it is BS he wears no mask

    • There might be a delay due to the holiday season. I hope you’ve received the payment by now.

      Please call the Claims Center for an update if you haven’t.

  12. I have recently applied for unemployment benefits and received a message that my claim for 9/16/17 was denied. I submitted the job search information but I did not certify it. Could you that be reason that week was denied? At the time, didn’t know to certify weekly job search information. May I certify it now? Thank you.

    • Kristina,

      I suggest you call the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided to ascertain the exact reason and to take preventive actions.

  13. I am working a full time job but not receiving full time hours due to lack of work. I am still working some and it is expected that work will pick back up. When I certify my lack of work every week, do I still need to submit a work search claim?

    • You can apply for partial UI benefits. I am sure that you don’t have to submit the weekly reports. Please check an alternative option (if available) or speak to a representative to clarify.

  14. I was forced to retire from the military last year. Am I eligible to apply and receive benefits until I am employed in the civilian sector?

    • You can be eligible to claim unemployment benefits until you find employment.

      Please consider applying for Unemployment Insurance.

  15. Hi I’ve claimed the past 5 weeks online and this past week ending 10/15 it said it was certified and will be processed next working day now it says report to center was not paid? I’m doin work search and filing everything right. But I never had this happen with the past few weeks.

    • Please speak to the Claims Center on the phone number provided for a precise update on the reason for not honoring the claim.

  16. When I try to put my claim in,it keep sending me back to put my pin in and I do but it still won’t let me file

    • You may be entering an incorrect PIN.

      Please make sure the right credentials are used to avoid lock-out or call the Claims Center for further details.

    • There may be a temp system glitch/hold on your online account.

      Please call the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided for further details.

  17. Claimed unemployment this week(today, monday Nov23) it says it has been certified and will be processed the next busness day. Does this mean I will have the money on my card tomorrow. Or will it just be processed tomorrow for Wednesday.

  18. I filed for benefits on 9-19-15 and have not recived any checks as of
    today 10-26 -15 I need to know the status of what is happening

    • Please call the claims center immediately for assistance and follow up until confirmation of disbursal of benefits.

    • Please consider applying.

      If there was a reduction in the hours worked due to a cut down by your employer, you can be eligible.

    • Please let us know the date and mode of filing.Otherwise,you may also call the claims center helpline to get the most up to date status.
      We are not a govt. organisation and do not have access to specific claims.

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