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.


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.

Repayment of UI Benefits, Overpayment, and Waiver Info

Any UI benefits that you have received that you are not eligible for should be returned to the GDOL.

Emergency Rules Adopted 03-14-22

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.

Fraud Alert

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.

Update on Employer Filed Claims

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.

Recruiting During COVID: Must-See Webinar

Employers needing approaches and suggestions for overcoming their worker shortage, attracting new hires, and retaining them should watch this saved webinar.

PUA Proof Submittal

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.