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Employer Filed Claims


Employer Filed Claims

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020. The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Download the How Employers File Partial Claims Desk-Aid found on the GDOL Alert Page and follow the step-by-step instructions. Filing partial claims results in your employees receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefit payments faster, usually within 48 hours for claims filed electronically. Employees for whom you file a partial claim are NOT required to report to a Georgia Department of Labor career center, register for employment services, or look for other work.

If your employer is no longer requesting a weekly payment on your behalf, please ask them to convert your claim from an employer filed claim to an individual claim so you can request weekly benefits yourself.  If your employer does not convert your claim, you will have to file an individual claim yourself to see if you can continue to receive benefits.


Employees of Employer Filed Claims

Make sure your employer has your correct personal information to include your date of birth and mailing address. The claim filed by your employer will be processed and they will request weekly payments for you.