Georgia Unemployment Application

File Unemployment (Georgia State)

*Be sure to use your correct mailing address when filing (you will be receiving necessary documentation and claimant information to complete your claim). If the mail does not reach you, your compensation can be delayed and/or eligibility may change.

Your compensation will require qualified applicants to file Georgia weekly claims after your initial claim here (weekly benefit payouts begin on Sunday, and complete on Saturday).

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Georgia Unemployment Insurance

All first-time applicants will be asked a series of different questions pertaining to their recent job history, such as:
  • Did you voluntarily leave your job, or involuntarily?
  • Have you refused work that was offered to you after losing your previous job?
  • Are you physically able to work full-time?
  • Were you self-employed?

Claimants will be required to to state any/all hours and wages earned while they were employed, in addition to any worker compensation payments earned, bonuses, profit sharing, or commissions in salary obtained during employment.

All filing applicants are required to include whether or not they have applied for retirement compensation in the online application (in which case benefits would can be shortened, varying claimant-to-claimant).

Georgia Unemployment Benefits Extension in 2012

    Reasons to not be eligible:
  • If you quit your job without "good cause".
  • If you are fired due to misconduct.
  • If you refuse to work without "good cause" to.
  • If you file for Georgia unemployment while presently having a job.
  • If you are not working because of a strike or type of industry/labor dispute. Exceptions can be made during a "lockout".
  • In some cases, if you suffer from a loss of work due to a strike even though you are not involved with the strike, you cannot collect state benefits.

Options For Extending: Extended compensation may be given to applicants who continue to maintain all State extension eligibility requirements outlined.

Regarding Filing Mistakes: Any mistake made during our online process can be corrected by simply press the "back" button on your browser at any time to correct your answer.

How to File Unemployment in Georgia

Individuals who file with the State can be required to file a weekly claim certification no longer than three(3) weeks from the end of the calender week claimed.

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