When you lose your job in Georgia through no fault of your own, then you can apply for the Georgia Department of Labor unemployment insurance. The insurance is however, only available to people who received wages in Georgia. The unemployment insurance is not given on a need basis. It is given in regards to your employment history.
About Georgia Department Of Labor
This department was established in 1911. It was first known as the Department of Commerce and Labor. The mandate of the department was to oversee the administration of labor laws. The Georgia Department of Labor came to be as a result of an act that was passed by the United States congress in 1935. The act mandated the Federal-state to partner with the employment service agencies. The Georgia Department of Labor has a wide range of services that they offer to the State of Georgia residents including, employment service, and provision of work force information, oversight of child abuse issues and more importantly the administration of the unemployment insurance.
For you to apply and receive the Georgia unemployment insurance you must be eligible to apply. You will be required to meet all of the following requirements before you can receive the benefits.
- Proof of your lawful presence in the United States of America
- Give a reason for your unemployment; you must be separated from your job through no fault of your own.
- Sufficient insured wages; you must have earned insured wages during your base period.
- Be able, available and also be actively searching for work
You will have to specify your base period when filing for your benefit claim. That is if it was regular or alternative base period. The regular base period is usually the first four of the last five calendar quarters completed at the time you file your complaint. The alternative base period is the last four calendar quarters completed at the time you file your claim.
How To Claim Your Georgia Unemployment Benefits
You can file for the unemployment claim via the internet if you have worked in Georgia for more than two years. The only requirement is you must have a valid email address
- Go to the official Georgia D.O.L official website
- Once the home page opens, select the individuals option
- You will be directed to a new page, click on ‘file on unemployment insurance claim’
- Click on begin unemployment claim
- Follow instructions
- Official Georgia D.O.L website: www.dol.state.ga.us
- Official link for filing of your unemployment claim: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/js/file_unemployment_insurance_claim.htm