How Do I File My Initial Claim For Benefits?

You may file your claim at the Georgia Department of Labor (GDL) Career Center nearest you. You may find out which office in Georgia serves your area by clicking here GDL Career Centers

Bring your Social Security number. If you were given a separation notice or letter by your former employer, bring that also. You need the names and addresses of your employers for the last 18 months and the dates you worked at each place. Bring proof of your immigration status if you are not a citizen of the United States. You may have your checks deposited directly to your checking or savings account. If you wish to have this done, bring a check with your account number and your bank's name and routing number.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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