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In order to maintain the highest level of assistance to our customers, we are upgrading the computer system that powers our online services.
If you have received notice of an overpayment of UI funds and wish to apply for an Overpayment Waiver, information can be found on the Overpayment and Waiver Request page. The application must be completed for consideration to waive recovery of overpaid benefits. This application will be used to determine if you meet the requirements to have your overpayment waived. You will receive a written determination by regular mail. Please note this process may take 30 to 45 days from the date you submit your waiver application.
Amended rule and certification of amended rule filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on March 31, 2022.
Emergency rules to implement the suspension of O.C.G.A. § 34-8-193(d)(1), which establishes the maximum unemployment benefits payable to an individual in a benefit year.
Please be aware of potential fraudsters attempting to gain access to your personal information. Imposters of GDOL employees are asking for direct deposit information and copies of your identification. Do not give anyone your banking information. The GDOL will never ask you for this information. Please keep financial information safe.
Unemployment compensation is taxable income and must be reported each year even if you have repaid some or all of the benefits received.
The 2022 Annual Tax Rate Notices, DOL-626, are scheduled to be available on the Employer Portal by December 31, 2021. An email will be sent to email addresses on record once the tax rate notices are published. The notices will NOT be mailed.
The Employer Filed (Partial) Claims (EFC) system has been reinstated with more stringent security measures to enhance the validity of personal and payment information used to determine entitlement to unemployment benefits. To prevent potential fraud and strengthen the integrity of our employer filed claims (partial) system, we are adding additional security requirements to our EFC process that mirror the requirements for individual claims.
Employers needing approaches and suggestions for overcoming their worker shortage, attracting new hires, and retaining them should watch this saved webinar.
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.