Www.dol.state.ga.us is the official web site for the Georgia Department of Labor and for people to file Georgia unemployment benefits claims online. As an employment service agency, the Georgia Depart of Labor has served both job seekers and employers. Several services are offered by this agency including employment service, unemployment insurance, and many more.
According to statistics published on this site, the current unemployment rate in the state of Georgia is 10.2% which is 1.2% higher than the national unemployment rate. And there are more than 50 thousand unemployment insurance initial claims in GA. If you have lost your job and need to file unemployment insurance claims online in GA, you may need to visit this website.
How to apply for Georgia unemployment benefits claim online?
1. Go to www.dol.state.ga.us, where you will find two related pages. One is for filing the initial claims, the other is for people to claim weekly unemployment benefits. If you have never filed for any UI benefits claim, you should use the first link “Learn About Unemployment Benefits for Individuals” at the top of the page.
2. Before filing a Georgia unemployment insurance benefits claim, you should read the Georgia UI benefits claim requirements since not every jobless person is qualified to apply for the UI benefits. To claim the GA UI benefits on this site, you must have worked or earned wages in Georgia in the past two years. Even you are a GA resident, if you don’t meet this criterion, you may not be eligible to file for Georgia UI benefits. But you can visit a GDOL career center or your State Workforce Agency to learn more information since you may be eligible to file in other states.
3. Before filing an unemployment claim online, you have to make sure that your web browser settings meet their requirements.
4. The following information is required for all applicants: social security number, work history, and a bank account to accept electronic fund transfers. For your work history, you have to provide information like your total earnings, pay rate, employment dates, your previous employer’s contact information and the like. For non-citizens, former federal employees, former military personnel or disaster affected individuals, other documents may be needed. The details can be learned on the GA Unemployment Insurance benefits claim webpage at www.dol.state.ga.us.
5. You will start the UI benefit claim filing by entering your social security number and your PIN. If you don’t have a PIN, you can create one. The whole process will take you approximately a half hour. Make sure that you have read and understand the filling instruction on the site before starting.
6. You will know whether your claim has been approved or not within 17 days after your claim has been filed.