Georgia Unemployment Required Documents Information 

What documents do I Need to file an unemployment claim in Georgia

To file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim in the state of Georgia, you will need:

  • Social Security number

  • Valid government-issued picture identification

  • Employer-issued separation notice or letter (if available)

  • Names, addresses, and dates of employment of all employers for the last 18 months

  • Alien number and expiration date for non-citizens

  • SF-50 or SF-8 form and paystubs for federal employment in the last two years

  • Personal banking account and routing number for direct deposit

  • If you are a former military personnel applying for UI benefits, submit most recent DD-214, orders to report or of release, military earnings/leave statement or W-2 form(s).

    If you are applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and you are self-employed or a farmer, submit a copy of your most recently filed income tax return or quarterly estimated income tax payment record(s).

    Proof of Lawful Presence in the U.S.

    When you file a UI claim and you are 18 years of age or older, you must sign an Applicant Status Affidavit.

    This document attests you are either a:

    • United States citizen
    • Legal permanent resident (or)
    • Non-citizen legally present in the United States.

    To file the affidavit, you will need:

    • Government-issued picture identification
    • Unexpired employment authorization document (if you are not a citizen)

    If you file your claim via the Internet, you will receive an email directing you to your local career center to complete the appropriate form.

    When you file a claim in person, you will need to complete the affidavit at your local Career center.

    To find a Career Center near you, visit: http://dol.state.ga.us/.

    If you are filing an Interstate Claim, you can do this process online. For the form, visit: http://dol.state.ga.us/.

    Continued Eligibility

    Once you file an UI claim, you will be required to file weekly claims. You must certify your eligibility for each week you claim benefits and submit your work search for each week of benefits claimed. Claims can be filed by phone, online or in person.

    To file a claim over the phone, use OLIVoR, the telephone response system.

    Call toll-free 1-866-598-4164.

    To file a claim over the Internet, visit: https://dol.state.ga.us/.

    To file a claim in person, visit a Career Center.

    To find a Career Center near you, visit: http://dol.state.ga.us/.

    To file weekly claims, you will need:

    • Personal Identification Number (PIN)
    • Social Security number

    Fraud

    It is against the law to omit or misrepresent facts and/or documents to qualify for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments. Individuals who commit fraud are subject to penalties and/or criminal prosecution.

    If you suspect or know of someone committing UI fraud, provide the individual’s name and description of fraudulent activity.

    Also provide as many details as possible, such as:

    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • Date of birth
    • Social Security number

     

    To report fraud by fax or mail, complete an UI Suspected Fraud and Abuse Reporting Form.

    For the form, visit: http://dol.state.ga.us/pdf/forms/dol2914.pdf.

    Mail or fax the document to:


    Georgia Department of Labor
    UI Integrity Unit, Suite 727
    148 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30303-1732
    Fax: 404.232.3445

    To report fraud by phone, call UI Integrity at 404-232-3440.

    If you suspect someone has used your Social Security number to work or claim UI benefits, complete a UI Suspected Fraud and Identity Theft Form. For the form, visit: http://dol.state.ga.us/pdf/forms/dol2915.pdf.

    Mail or fax the document to:


    Georgia Department of Labor
    UI Integrity Unit, Suite 727
    148 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30303-1732
    Fax: 404.232.3445

    To report identity theft by phone, call UI Integrity at 404-232-3440.

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