For those affected by these layoffs, unemployment may be something they are considering for the first time.
Below is some information about how to file an unemployment claim.
Things to know before you file. You can file if:
- You are totally separated from your job
- You have a job, however, your employer has reduced your hours of work
- You have lost your regular full-time job but are still working a part-time or temporary job where you earn less than your weekly benefit amount
- You are working part-time or reduced hours while receiving UI and a total separation has happened.
- Social Security number
- Your driver's license, if you have one
- Your bank's routing number and account number
- Your work information history for the last 18 months.
What’s not available?
Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) is not available under Georgia state or federal law.
State Extended Benefits (SEB) are not available under Georgia state or federal law.
“Employers are required to file partial claims on behalf of their employees whenever it is necessary to temporarily reduce work hours or there is no work available for a short period,” the department said on its website. “Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee.”