To file for unemployment insurance benefits in the state of Georgia you must first go to the Georgia DOL website at Learn your rights and responsibilities. Apply online or download a Georgia unemployment application. Utilize the information below to complete the unemployment insurance questionaire.

When filing your unemployment application, you will need this information:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • The name, address, and phone number of all of your employers during the last 18 months.
  • The dates you worked for each of these employers.
  • Your gross earnings from each employer.
  • Your Driver’s License number or State I.D. number.
  • Your Alien Registration number and the expiration date of your work permit, if you are not a U.S. citizen.
  • Your member 4, DD-214 if you were on active duty in the military in the last two years.
  • Your SF-50 or SF-8 form, if you were employed by the federal government in the last two years.
  • A check or deposit slip associated with your checking or savings account, if you are interested in setting up direct deposit.

Apply and Receive Georgia Unemployment

Georgia workers who have lost their jobs due to layoffs, furloughs, downsizing and natural disasters should apply for unemployment compensation as soon as possible. Waiting to apply just makes it take longer to receive replacement income. Furthermore, compensation begins with the day you apply, not with the day you lost your job.

Extend Georgia Unemployment

Georgia is one of 29 states that offer an extension of unemployment benefits. However the rules for extended unemployment are stiffer than regular unemployment eligibility.

 As you may know, the initial way that workers become eligible for unemployment is to file a claim after a layoff. This is known in Georgia as first tier. Once the first tier benefits are exhausted, a person who has not found a new job and can prove that they have been actively searching or training, can apply for second tier benefits.

File and Collect Georgia Unemployment

Have you lost your job? Do you know how to collect unemployment? Filing for unemployment in Georgia is relatively easy.

 Decide if you want to apply online with the Georgia Department of Labor or go to one of their 53 career centers. The website for more information is You will want to do the following before contacting them:

Georgia Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Georgia unemployment insurance benefits are available to anyone who has lost their job due to no fault of their own. This may be due to one of the following:

  • Furlough
  • Lay-off
  • Downsizing
  • Natural disaster


Georgia Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Georgia unemployment claims provide unemployment compensation to Georgians who have lost their jobs due to no fault of their own. For compensation unemployment claims pay each individual weekly, dating from the date they filed their Georgia unemployment claim.

Georgia Unemployment Office Contact Information

The Georgia department of unemployment is actually part of the larger Georgia Department of Labor. The unemployment phone numbers include two automated lines. The Georgia unemployment number for the Metro Atlanta area is a local call: 404-232-4290

Georgia Weekly Unemployment Application

Applications for Georgia's unemployment weekly checks are available at any Department of Labor career center. Filing your weekly unemployment claim requires the names, numbers and addresses of your employers for the last 18 months and your dismissal order, if one is available

Online Georgia Unemployment Services

Online Georgia unemployment services can be found on the Georgia Department of Labor website. Georgia unemployment online services include filing unemployment claims, but the website offers other help too.