Georgia unemployment insurance claims rose from 18,746 to 312,520 from March of 2019 to March of 2020. As a result of COVID-19, many Georgians have lost their job resulting is a massive spike in unemployment claims.
The Georgia Department of Labor shows unemployment claims for each county on their website. You can find the document here.
If you have been permanently laid-off or are unable to work due to the coronavirus, you will be responsible for your unemployment claim. Click here then scroll to the bottom to begin your unemployment claim.
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, you will need to have the following information available before you begin applying:
If your hours were reduced or you were temporarily laid-off, ask you employer about them filing on your behalf.
Under the CARES Act, indviduals eligible for unemployment may also receive an extra $600 a week. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is subject to taxes and child support. You can learn more about the CARES Act here.
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