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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.
Any UI benefits that you have received that you are not eligible for should be returned to the GDOL.
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.
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.
The Continued Assistance Act of 2020 requires individuals who received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits on or after December 27, 2020, to provide proof of employment/self-employment or a valid offer to begin employment and proof of wages. While PUA claimants were previously only required to provide proof of wages documentation, this new federal requirement to provide proof of employment documentation is a fraud prevention measure.