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To further enhance the security of our online systems, the GDOL is requiring all claimants to create and use a password to access the following online unemployment related services: Request weekly payments, File a claim, My UI, Update Benefit Payment Methods, Income Tax Withholding Option, Submit/View Weekly Work Search, Change of Address and Contact Information, 1099-G for Benefits Paid, and Appeal to UI Decision.
Adopted rules and certification of adopted rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on June 19, 2022.
In order to maintain the highest level of assistance to our customers, we are upgrading the computer system that powers our online services.
Information for unemployment benefit claimants filed by employers or individuals.
To better serve our customers, the Georgia Department of Labor has implemented a Claim Status Tracker that will show claimants where they are in the claims process.
The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) E-Response is a free, secure, online application that enables employers to receive and respond to requests for separation information on Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims electronically.
To better serve our claimants and prevent Unemployment Insurance fraud, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is partnering with ID.me to verify claimant identification.
Unemployment compensation is taxable income and must be reported each year even if you have repaid some or all of the benefits received.
Any UI benefits that you have received that you are not eligible for should be returned to the GDOL.
Amended rule and certification of amended rule filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on March 31, 2022.