Georgia

Unemployment Compensation

Know Your Rights

  • FAQ - Administrative Hearings on Food Stamps (SNAP), Unemployment Insurance, TANF or Medicaid

    If you file an appeal about your food stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, TANF or unemployment insurance, you may have an "administrative hearing." This is like a hearing in court. But a court has higher standards of evidence and higher standards of proof. Your hearing may be at a state office location or by telephone. You can have witnesses and tell your story. This FAQ contains general answers to questions that you may have about your administrative law case. Content Detail

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    Office of State Administrative Hearings
  • Are You Eligible for Any Government Benefits?

    Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    GovBenefits, A Partnership of Federal Agencies and Organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • Learn About Unemployment Benefits for Individuals

    Unemployment Insurance(UI) benefits is temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are either looking for another job, have definite recall to their jobs 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. Workers do not pay any costs. Eligibility for benefits is determined based on past wages, reason for job separation, and availability and job search requirements. Claims for unemployment insurance may be filed at any Georgia Department of Labor Career Center. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Labor
  • Basics of the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program

    This document gives an overview of the program, who is eligible, how much are the DUA payments, and how a worker can apply for the program. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NHELP)
  • Getting Unemployment Benefits and Keeping Them

    This fact sheet explains the steps for applying for unemployment insurance, how a decision is made, and the reporting rules that must be followed to keep your benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Unemployment Benefits and Claims

    Unemployment Insurance(UI) benefits is temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are either looking for another job, have definite recall to their jobs 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. Workers do not pay any costs. Eligibility for benefits is determined based on past wages, reason for job separation, and availability and job search requirements. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Labor
  • Unemployment Compensation Benefits (Answers to Common Questions)

    This document answers common questions about unemployment compensation benefits in Georgia. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

    From this Department of Labor web site, view general unemployment insurance information, including eligibility for benefits, the appeals process, and special situations in Georgia. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Labor
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United states. Before an individual can be determined eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, it must be established that the individual is not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits (under any state or federal law). The program is administered by states as agents of the federal government. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Immigrants' Eligibility for Unemployment Compensation

    Fact sheet for immigrant worker advocates. This NELP fact sheet thoroughly explains eligibility requirements for immigrant workers in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A PDF

    A publication by the National Council of La Raza to help safeguard Latinos in the workplace, Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A. The format of the Q & A is designed to educate Latino employees on their rights and how to combat common forms of discrimination often experienced by this group. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Trade Readjustment Allowances - Income for Displaced Workers

    Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) are income support to persons who have exhausted Unemployment compensation and whose jobs were affected by foreign imports. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Unemployment Insurance for Ex-Servicemembers

    The Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers program provides benefits for eligible ex-military personnel. The program is administered by the States as agents of the Federal government. * If you were on active duty with a branch of the U.S. military, you may be entitled to benefits based on that service. * You must have been separated under honorable conditions. * There is no payroll deduction from the service member's wages for unemployment insurance protection. Benefits are paid for by the various branches of the military. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Unemployment Insurance for Survivors of Domestic Violence

    Many victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking must leave work in order to protect themselves, their families, and their coworkers. A growing group of local and national advocates has encouraged making victims eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits when they are forced to leave their jobs because of their fear for their safety and that of their families. This fact sheet for advocates describes the issues and offers model language on domestic violence UI. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)