New UI Claimant Video and Handbook

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program provides short-term financial assistance to eligible workers who are unemployed or partially unemployed through no fault of their own. The purpose of the program is to help bridge the gap between jobs by providing funds with which to purchase necessities. The intent is to reduce the financial burden of joblessness, while allowing individuals an opportunity to deliberately search for employment that matches their skills, training, and prior earning capability.

Please watch the video titled "Applying for Unemployment Benefits in GA" on the File an Unemployment Insurance Claim page for an overview of the Georgia UI Program and the steps to file a claim. You may also find the "UI Claimant Handbook" that will further explain UI benefits rights and responsibilities and what individuals receiving benefits may expect from the program.