COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Case Study in Marion County, Georgia

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General (DOL OIG) is conducting a survey of residents, businesses, government entities, and other stakeholders in selected areas of the country to assess experiences with pandemic UI programs. Marion County, Georgia, is one of the six areas in the U.S. selected for this survey. DOL OIG representatives will be in Marion County conducting door to door residential field visits to talk to individuals in November and December of this year.

New MyUI Claimant Portal - COMING SOON!

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) continues to take steps to protect claimants and their personal information while also making the customer experience the best one possible. MyUI is getting a makeover. GDOL will soon allow a single sign on to a claimant's MyUI Claimant portal that will allow claimants to access multiple applications without having to sign in to each online unemployment application.

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 Georgia UI Claimant Video for an overview of the Georgia UI Program and the steps to file a claim.

You may also find the UI Claimant Handbook on the File an Unemployment Insurance Claim page that will further explain UI benefits rights and responsibilities and what individuals receiving benefits may expect from the program.

New Password Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

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.

Notice of Adopted Rules, July 19, 2022

Adopted rules and certification of adopted rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on June 19, 2022.

System Maintenance

In order to maintain the highest level of assistance to our customers, we are upgrading the computer system that powers our online services.

What To Do After Your Claim Is Filed

Information for unemployment benefit claimants filed by employers or individuals.

New Claim Status Tracker

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.

Join SIDES E-Response

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.

ID.me

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.