So you were denied Unemployment Compensation Benefits by the Georgia Department of Labor. Contact us immediately so we can help you obtain those unemployment benefits.
Georgia Unemployment Hearings follow specific rules of procedure - a skilled representative will know and understand how the rules work and how to use those rules to obtain your benefits in the State of Georgia
In Georgia you are eligible to receive Georgia Unemployment Benefits if:
If you quit, you may be eligible to draw benefits if you can show that you quit for good work-connected reason(s). Examples of good work-connected reasons are material change in working conditions, material change in working agreement, nonpayment for work, and similar reasons. You will not be able to draw benefits if your reason for quitting was personal even though the personal reason was a good or compelling one. The only way to know for sure whether you are eligible if you quit is to file a claim. The department cannot make a predetermination of eligibility before a claim is filed.
Fired or Terminated:
If you were fired from your job, you will not be able to draw benefits if your former employer can show that you were fired for failure to follow rules, orders, or instructions, or for misconduct on the job. The only way to know for sure whether you are eligible if you are fired is to file a claim. The department cannot make a predetermination of eligibility before a claim is filed.
YOU MUST ALSO:
If you are awarded Georgia benefits based on your reason for separation from your last work, you must meet other weekly requirements. You must be able to do some kind of work that is available in your area and that you are qualified to do. You must be available for work without placing undue restrictions on your availability, such as lack of child care, lack of transportation, or other restrictions. You must be actively seeking work each week and you must be looking for full-time employment. As a part of your weekly Georgia certification, you must submit three new verifiable job contacts for each week of benefits claimed. You must not refuse any offer of suitable work or referral to suitable work without good cause. You must be registered for work with the Georgia Employment Service Division, and you must respond to any notices to come in for services. If you work and earn any money while you are drawing benefits, you must report all earnings for the week in which the money is earned, not for the week the money is paid. Any amount over $50 earned during a week will be deducted from your weekly benefit amount if you filed your claim on or after July 1, 2002. Any amount over $30 will be deducted if you filed your claim on or before June 30, 2002.