You can file online using the Online Claims System at: or call the UI Center and file with a claims specialist.
You need to file a weekly claim for each week you are unemployed and wish to receive benefits, including your first or “waiting week.“ If there are any issues on your claim to investigate, be sure to respond to all letters or phone messages right away.
Continue to make your weekly claims while we investigate.
Unemployment insurance is temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and are either looking for another job, have a definite recall within 6 weeks of the last day worked, or are in approved training.
The funding for unemployment insurance benefits comes from taxes paid by employers. Unemployment claims can be filed in person at any Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) career center or by Internet from any computer with appropriate Internet access.
GDOL Career Centers File an Unemployment Insurance Claim When filing a claim, you should have: ALL INDIVIDUALS: A copy of your valid government-issued picture identification and Employer Separation Notice, if you were given one.
PRIOR MILITARY PERSONNEL: At least one of the following: most recent DD-214 Member 4, “orders to report”, “orders of release”, military earnings and leave statement, and/or W-2 form(s) from your most recent military service. You can also report an address change while claiming weekly unemployment benefits by telephone or by mail.If you are claiming benefits by telephone, you will be asked if you wish to report a change of address.PRIOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Standard Form 50, Standard Form 8, W-2 form, or pay stubs (if you worked for the federal government at any time during the last 18 months).UNION MEMBERS: Union card (if you are a member of a union that assists you in finding employment).Important Information About Your Eligibility For Unemployment Insurance Benefits - Remember to complete your registration for Employment Service.