This site is compatible with assistive technology. Skip to the global navigation including contact us, about us, site index and find us. Skip to the main navigation.
Georgia Department of Labor
Contact Us About Us Site Index Find Us
Job Seekers Employers Workforce Professionals
Home / Job Seekers /
File an Unemployment Insurance Claim
Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Learn about and file a new regular UI claim or reopen your existing UI claim after a break has occurred in your weekly requests for payments.
  • You must be totally separated from your job; or
  • You still have a job, however, your employer has reduced your hours of work; or
  • You have lost your regular full-time job, but are still working a part-time or temporary job where you earn less than your weekly benefit amount; or
  • You are working part-time or reduced hours while receiving UI and a total separation has happened.
Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) is currently not available under state or federal law.

State Extended Benefits (SEB) is currently not available under state or federal law.


Resources for UI Benefits for Individuals
UI Claimant Handbook
View or print this publication to learn about UI benefits rights and responsibilities and what individuals receiving benefits may expect from the program. (PDF)
Claim Weekly Unemployment Benefits
Claim weekly unemployment insurance (UI) benefits online. A PIN is required.
UI Claimant Handbook (Manual del reclamante Seguro de Desempleo)
Vea o imprima la versión en Español de esta publicación, para informarse acerca de los derechos al Seguro de Desempleo, sus responsabilidades y lo que se puede esperar como beneficiario de este programa. (PDF)
Status of Weekly UI/EUC/TRA Payments
Review the dates and payment amounts of previous weekly unemployment insurance benefits. A PIN is required.
UI Appeals Handbook
View or print this publication for information on how the unemployment insurance benefits appeals process works. (PDF)
Income Tax Withholding
Find out how to make or update your Income Tax Withholding election. Tax withholding options may only be changed one time per benefit year.
UI Appeals Handbook (Apelaciones al Seguro de Desempleo)
Vea o imprima la versión en Español de esta publicación, para informarse del proceso de apelaciones del Seguro de Desempleo. (PDF)
Direct Deposit of Weekly UI Benefits
Enroll in, change, or cancel direct deposit of unemployment insurance benefits into a checking or savings account. A PIN is required.
Weekly Work Search Record
Print and use this form to record all weekly job search activity. Work search records may be requested for verification. (PDF)
IRS Form 1099-G for UI Payments
Access your 1099-G. A PIN is required. Unemployment compensation is taxable income and must be reported yearly even if benefits received have been repaid.
Weekly Work Search Record (Búsqueda de registros semanales de trabajo)
Imprima y use este formulario para registrar todas las actividades de Búsqueda de empleo semanal. Los registros de Búsqueda de trabajo pueden ser solicitados como verificación. (PDF)
Claimant Trainee Weekly Certification
Claimant trainees may claim weekly UI benefits while in approved training by printing, completing, and submitting this form. (PDF)
Georgia Code
Access Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) to view laws relevant to employment, unemployment insurance, and select safety issues.
Claimant Trainee Enrollment Certification
Claimant trainees may claim weekly UI benefits prior to beginning approved training by printing, completing, and submitting this form. (PDF)
GDOL Rules
Link to the rules of the Georgia Department of Labor which set forth operating procedures not covered in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.).
Weekly UI Certification Form (Formulario de certificación de UI semanales)
Los reclamantes que no están en condiciones de certificar por teléfono o por internet puede imprimir, completar y enviar este formulario. (PDF)
Weekly UI Certification Form
Claimants who are unable to certify by phone or internet can print, complete, and submit this form. (PDF)
Change of Address and Contact Information
Add, update, or change your address, telephone number, and email address information. Your SSN and PIN are required.
Job Seekers - Quick Links
Job Seeker Guide
Employment Laws and Rules
Job Fairs & Other Events
Labor Market Information
Forms and Publications
Rehabilitation Services
Job Seekers - Let Us Help You
Plan Your Job Search
Find a Job
File an Unemployment Insurance Claim
Claim Weekly Unemployment Benefits
Survive a Layoff
::more
Privacy  |  Terms and Conditions  |  Accessibility Policy  |  Disclaimer

The Georgia Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
georgia.gov U.S. Department of Labor Bobby Approved