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GDOL Addresses Outstanding Claims

The Georgia Department of Labor has recently been asked why not all initial unemployment insurance (UI) claims from the middle of March have not been paid. 

The Georgia Department of Labor has recently been asked why not all initial unemployment insurance (UI) claims from the middle of March have not been paid.  92% of all valid claims have received benefits in the past 19 weeks where a payment has been requested, but many of the others are not eligible for payment per state and federal law.  Over 135,000 claims have been filed by claimants who have not worked at all in the past 18 months making them ineligible for regular UI payments.  Of the 65,000 claims that have not been paid to date and are valid to be paid, 20,000 of them have already been deemed ineligible after a review by the department and over 38,000 must still have their eligibility determined due to the claimant’s reason for employment separation or the receipt of other financial payments, including severance or retirement pay. 32,614 individuals are eligible to receive benefits, but have never requested a payment.

“Unemployment insurance is not a guaranteed benefit,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Each claim has to be thoroughly reviewed for eligibility and verified before payments can be issued. A claimant may not be granted benefits if they have not worked and earned insured wages in the past 18 months or were fired for cause or quit a job of their own accord. Many times the employer and employee have different versions of what happened and that takes even longer to gather information for a complete decision.”

A few of the most basic eligibility requirements are:

  • Claimant must have sufficient insured wages
  • Claimant must have job separation from the last employer due to no fault of their own
  • Claimant must have proof of lawful presence in the United States
  • Claimant must be able, available, and actively searching for suitable work.  Work search requirements have been waived during the state of emergency, but claimants must attest each week they are able and available for work.
  • Claimant’s identification (name, address, social security information), etc. must match what is entered on their claim
  • Claimants must not file more than one claim.  Duplicate claims are a major source of our program reconciliation. When our system recognizes the same name or similar name with same social security number, the claim must be reviewed, resolved, and reconciliated in the system before any benefits can be released.

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program provides short-term financial assistance to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own.  The purpose of the program is to bridge the gap between jobs by providing funds that will allow individuals the opportunity to search for employment. In Georgia, regular state unemployment benefits are paid from a UI Trust Fund, which is fully funded by employers who pay UI taxes.  These taxes cannot be deducted from employee’s wages.

Of the other remaining outstanding claims that are valid to be paid, 5,000 require manual child support calculations and 3,000 need identity verification. The GDOL is implementing new tools to address some of these issues including the ability to upload documents directly to a claimant’s My UI portal.  This upload capability will allow the individual to provide a copy of one’s social security card, driver’s license, or birth certificate. The agency is also finalizing a product that will allow claimants to request an online appointment.  These tools should be available for use in the next few weeks.  All outstanding claims are being addressed by specialized teams within GDOL and eligible payments will be released as soon as possible.

“The claims that have gotten to this point require a hearing between claimant and employer to determine eligibility,” said Commissioner Butler. “We must maintain a fair and equitable process to ensure the integrity of the UI program.”

The GDOL also announced last week that for the week ending August 1, claims totaled 73,931, down 11,053 from the last week in July. The agency issued $734 million in regular unemployment benefits and federal funds including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) payments, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) payments, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) supplements, and State Extended Benefits.  Since March 21, almost $12 billion has been paid to eligible Georgians in unemployment benefits.

As of last week, 3,368,059 regular UI initial claims have been processed, more than the last eight years combined (3.3 million). Of these claims processed, 1,494,252 were identified as valid claims. The invalid claims could potentially be duplicate filed claims or those without enough earned or any wages to receive benefits.

The number of initial unemployment claims filed throughout the United States for the week ending 8/1 was 1,186,000, a decrease of 249,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 1,435,000.

Last week, the GDOL issued more than $66 million in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) payments to eligible individuals who are self-employed, gig workers, 1099 independent contractors, employees of churches, employees of non-profits, or those with limited work history who do not qualify for state unemployment benefits. The PUA program may provide benefits to claimants that did not have enough wages to establish a valid regular state UI claim but were prohibited from employment due to COVID-19.  From week ending 3/21/2020 through 8/1/2020, 322,968 PUA claims have been validated. Of the valid PUA claims eligible for payment where a request for payment has been made, 85 percent have been issued.

In addition, the total federal funds issued to Georgians for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) totaled over $523 million last week. Over the past 19 weeks, the GDOL has issued more than $8.3 billion in FPUC funds. FPUC provided an additional $600 weekly payment to any individual eligible for both state and federal unemployment compensation programs. The FPUC program ended July 31, 2020. If the U.S. Congress decides to extend or change the supplement, the GDOL will update its website and social platforms to reflect the new program.

From week ending 3/21/2020 through 8/1/2020, the sectors with the most regular UI initial claims processed included Accommodation and Food Services, 802,990, Health Care and Social Assistance, 398,353, Retail Trade, 368,039, Administrative and Support Services, 281,998, and Manufacturing, 261,601.

As of 8/4/2020, the trust fund balance was $504,184,661, down $2.043 billion, or 80 percent, from the 3/24/2020 balance of $2,547,476,454.

Today, over 122,000 jobs are listed online at EmployGeorgia.com for Georgians to access. The GDOL offers online resources for finding a job, building a resume, and assisting with other reemployment needs.

At this time, GDOL career centers are remaining closed to the public.  All online services are still available as the staff continues to answer calls, process claims, respond to customer inquiries, and provide assistance to applicants. The GDOL will reopen offices to the public as soon as social distancing can be effectively implemented to protect both staff and customers.

40 Comments

40 Comments

  1. Shunni Logan

    August 10, 2020 at 11:12 am

    March 8, 2020, I was terminated from my job non related to Covid. A weekly later my second job released me due to Covid and filed on my behalf. I filed an appeal for my first job and was approved as the board of reviews ruled in my favor still no benefits from either claim. I have called, emailed, left messages and no one has communicated with me regarding my benefits. This is not a matter of not being approved, or a matter of not having documentation, this is a matter of pure outright NEGLECT!!!!

    • Charles Brandon vmwalling

      August 10, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      Department of labor was very rude to me I followed all the instructions they gave me changed what needed to be and still haven’t received my benefits I am doing all the right things but I cant pay my bills they will not get back with you they were going ti release my UI that day but saud the couldn’t till my info was charged well its been changed for more than a week today what is there excuse going to be this time the same one please help my family and I are in desperate need I might have to hire a lawyer to get my benefits

    • Charles Brandon Walling

      August 10, 2020 at 6:19 pm

      Somebody please help me I don’t understand what to do I did everything that the Georgia Department of Labor of Covington told me to do I change the information that was supposed to been changed they said give him 3 days they said okay give them till Friday Friday is coming going to pass I haven’t received the check in 3 weeks what am I going to do and how am I going to pay my bills all they have to do is push the button and send it but they refused to do so I might have to hire a lawyer in order to get this done I don’t want to do that because it shouldn’t come to that but Please Release the money so I could pay my bills in Jesus name

    • Shirley

      August 12, 2020 at 9:53 am

      I have been waiting for my unemployment sense June 26, 2020. Have not received any payment as of yet . None of the phone numbers work to call and talk to anyone ! This is a system that is not working. I am legitimate claimant, for unemployment.

  2. James S. Jowers

    August 10, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Pau and Fpau payments were sent back 07/24 and 07/29/2020, for closed account…as of today 08/10/2020 no response to messages or payments made to me.. service-connected vet who already waited 21 weeks for help.. now totally ignored.

  3. Denise Sanders-Laaziz

    August 11, 2020 at 4:02 am

    I was receiving my weekly claim and now on 8/1/2020 the benefits stopped. I don’t know why. I still receive 125.00 but the 500.00 one has stopped I need to know what to do to fix this problem.
    The PUA is 500.00 because I requested that taxes be taken out of both check weekly.
    Please tell me how to fix this problem?

    • Melissa Pellegrin

      August 12, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      That 500 stopped. The bill ended July 25th. Congress hasn’t extended it. Trump is saying he has but what he has in place, will only happen at the rate of 400, and only if Georgia pays 100 of it. Georgia isn’t gonna do that. The days of getting bank while sitting at home, are OVER. Congress is in recess til mid September. If you get 125 a week, its because you didn’t work much to begin with. Time to dust off your boots and get back to work!

    • brittany

      August 12, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      The $600 weekly benefit stopped ass of 7/25/2020. You will only receive the weekly benefit amount of $125 from that date forward until claim ends or you get employed.

  4. Shirley

    August 12, 2020 at 9:56 am

    I have been waiting for my unemployment sense June 26, 2020. Have not received any payment as of yet . None of the phone numbers work to call and talk to anyone ! This is a system that is not working. I am legitimate claimant, for unemployment.

  5. Shirley Grant

    August 12, 2020 at 10:01 am

    So one needs to respond, in a timely manner. This affecting people’s lives… This is not a , I deal with it tomorrow kind of thing ! PLEASE give these issues your undivided attention!

  6. Andranisha

    August 12, 2020 at 10:54 am

    The commissioner has showed us how much he cares about the people of Georgia. I say we show him how we feel by getting him out of the position Commissioner.

  7. brittany

    August 12, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    The $600 weekly benefit stopped ass of 7/25/2020. You will only receive the weekly benefit amount of $125 from that date forward until claim ends or you get employed.

  8. Mildred Lawrence

    August 14, 2020 at 8:45 am

    I applied in March received w benefits determination letters and finally received 2 payments Aug 3 for wks 3/21 and 3/28 but I am due payment thru 5/18 I have not have any success reaching anyone with the Georgia DOL

  9. Wolfgang Black

    August 16, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    They are ignoring people and not paying out valid claims. Politicians in Georgia wanted to ask them questions and they got snarky and refused to respond. They have let HUNDREDS of thousands go without benefits on VALID claims for months. Georgia politician’s office are being swamped with people asking for help with the GDOL. They MUST open their office NOW and start taking care of claims.

  10. Jamie Sturdivant

    August 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    I haven’t received my benefits for the past 2 weeks straight. I’ve called I’ve even emailed and faxed several times still no reply. I’m locked out of my account won’t let me reset it for some reason.

  11. A UI CLAIMANT IN GA

    August 24, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    GDOL is totally non-responsive. It does not reply to calls, voice messages, emails or make payments on UI CLAIMS with a determination in the claimant’s favor. No issues marked on claim. Determination made May 1, 2020 was never mailed to claimant but posted online after the appeal period. Regardless, there is a determination in claimants favor with no payments issued for a claim initially filed the at the end of March 2020. It has now been 22 weeks of non-payment. Comissioner Mark Butler’s office only responds after you email them 50+ times or more and then you are provided with a generic automated response.

    The Career Centers are totally non-responsive to calls and emails.

  12. Cynthia Roulhac

    August 27, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    I recieve a letter saying i was approved for 13 weeks i got a claim in july no more

  13. A. SMITH

    September 3, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Tired of reading these same reasons for why GA DOL is failing to do their job and help the countless number of people in their system for months without any idea of what is happening, how to contact anyone for help, and why this negligence is not only allowed but constantly being covered up with these excuses. Giving numbers of the lucky unemployed or covid impacted citizens of this state. No okay if your raising children solo and standing on your own two feet working and doing things right for your family. When the reflection of that is young people with intellect and strength and pride in family and community. How do you lose it all and recover successfully? How can I keep power on. How do I stop the people beating the door down taking what was ours today a car,next week lawnmower, who need the computers for education if your unable to pay internet anyways. Property leans on your paid off home, how the state can excuse the 10 week gap from eligibility date to do nothing no payments even processing. No one picking up your calls? No emails being returned after countless attempts. This is all shamefull. Even worse scary. Ga your are single handily responsible for making a mess of so many lives. N
    To say that you are conducting business as usual is lies. You hired people to work so what leads me to one dead end and another day after day seeking your assistance. Your entire system is broken in need of investigation and reform.

  14. Leah M.

    September 3, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I filed in April after my employer laid off the operations department across the U.S. Many of the members in this same department have already been processed and reviewed and have received payment. I have complied with all the information that has been requested. I cannot get in touch with a humanbeing. The emails go unanswered, the voicemails as well. I worked for my company for 10 years and have now found myself without employment and job scarcity. Please help.

  15. Thomas Tarlton

    September 6, 2020 at 11:29 am

    I also have been approved for pua. My job has been shut down due to covid. Ive recieved my determination letter on 6 22 20. Still nothing.cant get thru to no one. Left countless messages.no reply. Please please help me…

  16. Sherry Wells (GG)

    September 10, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I also received my termination letter for Pua and on 625 still yet to receive any kind of payment that all can’t reach anyone have emailed I’ve called I’ve left messages still no response someone could help me thanks have a blessed day

  17. Donna

    September 13, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    PUA benefit determination letter received on 7/29/20. Was approved for $149 for 39 weeks. Have claimed benefits weekly on website, and all have been accepted. Have set up direct deposit for payments. NO payments as of this date. Put on self/home quarantine on 4/1/20 by my physician due to Diabetes and other associated medical conditions.(Have written physician letter) After waiting almost 2 months for a payment…on 9/1/20, I received a 2nd PUA benefits determination letter stating I WAS NOT eligible for benefits. I know this is an error. PUA website still shows I AM ELIGIBLE. I have sent emails, left voice messages,and have gotten no response for non-payment, or for the latest “not eligible” letter. I did fill out an appeal form just in case for the current “non eligible” letter to meet the appeal date. Please advise. Savings account is getting empty. Any help in getting PUA payments started will be greatly appreciated.

  18. Mechelle Davis

    September 19, 2020 at 8:24 am

    @AllOnGeorgia – is there anyway you can relay details on GA citizens behalf that there are people out here STRUGGLING to make ends meet and have approval letters, yet not getting their approved money. I myself filed for PUA on 7/31 and have approval from 8/3. The determination letter AND UIPortal both state my WBA is $365 and was effective 3/8. I have claimed ALL weeks owed and to date they owe me about $20k. When I do get a response they say my claim is no assigned and can take 45 days – it has been well over 45 days since I claimed.

    I have gone as far as emailing my Senator and the Governor and Commissioner. Nothing more than a generic response stating will notify the DOL of my inquiry – but no help!!

    This is absurd – I will be contacting a UI attorney on Monday and inquire into filing a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, because this has gone on tooo long!!

  19. Tammy Archer

    September 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    How did you actually get in touch with a human being ? I have called since the 2nd week in July and still have not gotten a return phone call or anything like that. how did you contact them?

  20. Robin Lovada Davison

    September 27, 2020 at 8:39 am

    I have an employer filed claim that stopped mid July. My phone number was incorrect. GDOL sent email stating I needed to verify my identity and once that was done I would receive an email in 24 hours to unlock my account and release my payments. I successfully verified my identity August 28th. I have yet to receive said email with verification code. I have emailed, left messages and even sat on hold for 6 1/2 hours to no avail. I can’t pay rent or bills and what little hours I do work just covers food, gas and Insurance. Makes me wonder if they are just holding payments to collect interest on that money. Florida made $21,000,000.00 in interest alone as the news reported in July. “LOCAL NEWS
    Florida gains $21M of interest from its Unemployment Trust Fund
    Florida is earning millions of dollars in interest on its Unemployment Trust Fund, while many Floridians are still awaiting all, or any of their benefits.
    Something went wrong.
    Author: Josslyn Howard
    Published: 6:43 PM EDT July 10, 2020
    Updated: 6:43 PM EDT July 10, 2020
    Facebook Twitter
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Florida is earning millions of dollars in interest on its unemployment trust fund, while many Floridians are still awaiting all, or any of their benefits.

    All states are earning some sort of interest on their unemployment trust funds, but it’s important to put it into perspective just how much they are receiving.

    Florida stacked up $21 million in interest for the Florida Unemployment Trust Fund, compared to most states racking up about $1 million to $5 million in interest within the last calendar Quarter (April to June).

    “Hearing that the interest for unemployment is at $21 million is extremely frustrating, maddening and it also feels a bit degrading,” said JD Casto, who has been in a constant battle with the Department of Economic Opportunity to receive benefits.

    Seeing that money land in the state’s pocket is frustrating to those who have yet to receive all or any of their benefits.”

  21. Gerardo Concepcion

    October 4, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Well. Looks like I am joining the band wagon on this inexcusable behavior from the GDOL. I was receiving partial unemployment due to being on furlough from my job. I was released by the company on 8-27-20, due to lack of work.
    The GDOL was VERY QUICK to notify me of the stopped funds. I reapplied as instructed and was APPROVED for continued benefits on 9-4-20. I did my part, AS INSTRUCTED. Today is 10-4-20. I have NOT received any payments in my account from GDOL, even though they already have ALL my information. I live alone. I have called, emailed, and left messages for 3 weeks. I have been religiously applying for new work all month. I AM ABOUT TO LOSE EVERYTHING CAUSE GDOL STOPPED SENDING PAYMENTS. I’ve been patient and trying to be understanding, cause I’m not the only one unemployed. BUT.. I was already in the system. Only change was partial to full unemployed. I have letter stating I WAS APPROVED. Need help!! I have no one to turn to. I’m on my own. Please!!

  22. marlana davenport

    October 12, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    i been waiting since 7/5/2020 and have got nothing but im approved and weeks are claimed whatr doi do

  23. Zena Rego

    October 27, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    I received my first unemployment insurance payment and an additional $600 on July 15th. Since then I have been waiting to receive my second UI check. I submit my request for UI every Sunday. The last one I sent was as follows:
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Week ending 10/24/20 your request for payment has been received. Go to My UI to check the status of your claim.
    ___________________________________________________________________
    My UI shows up fine except that the remaining balance should be a lot less.
    Current Program: UI
    Benefit Year Begin (BYB) Date: 06/28/2020
    Benefit Year End (BYE) Date: 06/26/2021
    Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA): $365.00
    Maximum Benefit Amount (MBA): $9,490.00
    Remaining Balance: $9,125.00
    Employ Georgia Registration: Yes
    Work Search Exemption: Yes
    ________________________________________________________________

    Can someone let me know what I can do to get my stuck benefit payments cleared up?

  24. Jahmila Bahati

    October 28, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    I applied for and was approved for PUA April, 2020. I claim as instructed Every week but have not receive any payment at all!

    I have called, texted, emailed, Tweeted several times to no avail. No one has returned my calls, messages, and i don’t know what else to do or where to turn. The offices are still closed.

    Who can help me get my benefits or at least some answers?

  25. Tired of a TENT!

    October 29, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    I dont know what to do. I been approved since August 5. Then dealt with someone trying to steal my benefits, so i reported fraud. They locked my account, had me verify my identity. Unlocked my account, still no money. My boyfriend and I have become HOMELESS because of this. Literally sleeping in a tent. That LEAKS. I am scared, tired of going hungry, and i don’t know what to do. Ive left countless emails but no one ever replies. Homeless shelters? Full. So what am i supposed to do now?

  26. Steven Brownlee

    November 6, 2020 at 10:46 am

    I have been waiting since July 2020, to get benefits. Every telephone number listed does not work no matter how early in the morning or late afternoon you call it. Because of illness I am not able to work and need my money or I could be out on the streets. My wife took on two jobs but could not handle it she has problems of her own. I need to know what is going on with my claim. Many of the Dept. Of Labor employees are seen online partying and making rude remarks about people appyling for assistance. My intentions is to find a lawyer and sue this department. Maybe a class action law suit is the answer

  27. MellissaJ

    November 12, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Had to file twice since first claim from May disappeared. Warning… after filing, do NOT just wait, Check everyday or your claim can/will ‘disappear.’ I filed again in August! Claim disappeared then reappeared after numerous voicemails. Still, I can’t get ahold of anyone, same story, it’s been 3 months. Payments still saying received. UI status still pending determination. Received benefits determination over a month ago. No call backs,no return emails, nothing. Emailed commissioner, nothing! Emailed DOL…nothing! Seems like they are ONLY accepting and paying out fraudulent claims. This system should be ashamed of themselves. Just remember..this is why we vote! Our votes are mandatory for a better ran Georgia in general! First state off COVID restrictions, yet, last state to pay out even half their claims!

  28. Senta Tonica Boyer

    November 18, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Unemployment is full of it. I finally get a live person only to find out that she can’t help me and thats she gonna pass my number to someone else that could help me. I’m like are you kidding me?? I’ve been calling, emaileing and leaving numerous messages and no one has emailed me back about my Gaeorgia PUA/Weekly Benefits and the on day I get a live person she can’t belp me!!!!! I’m homeless and sleeping in my car.. doing Postmates/Doordash trying to survive!!!! I CAN’T WORK BECAUSE OF MY HEALTH!!!!!.. PLEASE HELP??? I NEED SOME ANSWERS ASAP!!!

  29. Christine Windham

    November 20, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    This is absolutely ridiculous. There has to be some legal accountability on GDOL. There has to be SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP US THAT IS READING THIS.. please help us. Or give us a job processing or denying these claims which would help many of us. If it were you or your family you would want to be helped. For the people that read our complaints that have some smart remark of get a job it’s hard to do when you literally lost YOUR WAY TO GET THERE OR YOUR HOME FOR THAT MATTER!!!!!!! Even your cell service and for many of us WE LOST OUR ONLY FAMILY /friends because of this mess. My work was my family until covid hit . I wouldn’t be in this situation if I would be like the people that read these and so nothing to help. I chose to stand up to the doctor on behalf of my patients for him to wash his hands or ahbr before he touches each patient and he refuses and won’t change so I am without a job!!! I chose to do what was right by them and me and now I am practically homeless and without a dime to my name. Don’t just read this and not help. Help us!! To the ones that are working for GDOL thank you for what you do do and this isn’t a personal attack on y’all

  30. David Alvara

    November 24, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    This is a DISGRACE!!How is it that there are no Attorney’s viewing these messages?? It doesn’t matter how many messages you leave, whether it is voice-mail messages, emails on the Georgia Department of Labor website link, the GA Department of Labor Commissioner, they go UNANSWERED! There is definitely some fraudulent activity going on and more than likely it is happening within the walls of the GA Department of Labor offices. I was approved for PUA benefits back in March. As of current date have received NOTHING! Yet, I received a letter in August from the GA Department of Labor “Claims Examiner’s Determination” of our telephone interview which stated I was already receiving such benefits from another state!! First, I have NEVER had a telephone interview with ANYONE, secondly, I have not lived in any other state! But, do you think they will answer any of my calls, voicemails, email messages??? Not only NO, but HELL NO! Believe me when I tell you I have left over 100+, voicemails, email messages, and I have proof of all that I have sent. Funny how all we get when we call every phone number listed is “I’m sorry, we’re experiencing system problems right now, please try your call later.” REALLY??? Every day??? Because of Covid, these people are working from home, but then again, since they are unsupervised, they are NOT working, just sitting around, getting PAID, to play a recording while the phones go unanswered! If they were in the offices, would these type of things be happening? I don’t think so! NOT IN THE PUBLIC EYE!

  31. Felicia Steele

    December 15, 2020 at 2:47 am

    I was laid off in November 8 2019. my job filed my claim I went straight to the dol. and I got a severance pay so I was approved for my ui in January of 2020 1st 3 payments of ui came on the the 7th of 2020 I got 318.00 for 14 weeks right at the time of the cares act and the corona payments ended march 22, 20 they kept change the date. But I called and emailed everyday I NEVER got my 26 weeks cares act ext for my regular exhausts 14wks ui. I claimed because I got a notice I was eligible for peuc. 13 wks. Nope NEVER got that EITHER. They sent a email changed my date on my ui portal again and gave me pua of 149 a wk for 26 wks then changed to 32 then 39 I still called for 8 mths where’s my 26 weeks in owed that exstention everyone else gets it my ex husband that left me in this mess gets it. We worked the same job I made more money. They didn’t switch it over to peuc EVER NEVER no 26 wk ui ext no peuc 13 wk all my dam 318.00 just don’t care and give us all pua most of us at the lowest amount of 149.00 what’s that pay I lost my home my car my job my husband I lost everything. My kids don’t get gifts or things they need I can’t get anyone and note outta the end of the year it’s all exhausted.I’m owed the 26 weeks I am owed the 13. They even took the last 7 weeks of pua from me in Oct said it was the federal not the dol. FIRST I DON’T EVEN HEY WHAT’S MINE AFTER I WORKED 2 YRS WAS UNEMPLOYED FROM THE MARCH TO DEC LIKE IT SAID. I WAS RIGHT IN MARCH MY UI LEFT AT 14 WEEKS WHEN ALL THIS TOOK PLACE IT WAS RIGHT IN FOR FACE ANDI GOT NOTHING. 133 A WK HA WHAT A DAMJOKE SO YOU CAN TELL ME YOU DON’T GIVE THE DIFFERENCE FROM PUA? RIGHT THAT’S THE TRICK WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE I DESERVED MY 318 PEUC AFTER MY 26 UI WKS THAT WAS SIGNED INTO BILL TO EXTEND. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP ME. I HAVE NOTHING THESE SHITTY ASSES DON’T CALL BACK DON’T EVEN EMAIL JUST A BS SAYING THEY GOT IT WILL GET BACK TO YOU. 9 MONTH GA THIS IS GA I DON’T SEE YA GIVING EXTRA LEFT OVER CASH LIKE OTHER STATES HA WHERE’S OUR MONEY YOU GIVE EVERYONE PUA AT THE LOWEST RATE 149 AND TAKE THE REST HUH IS THAT IT CAUSE I LOST EVERYTHING I NEEDED MY MONEY.EVEEVEN THE STIMULOUS MY HUSBAND..EX GOT HIS SHOT IT UP ON DOPE SPENT OKN HOTEL WITH HOES THAT’S WHAT Y’ALL DON’T CHECK ON THREE ONES THAT NEED OR CAN’T GET THE SELFISH UGLY GETS ALLTHE MONEY. ME EX HUSBAND WE HAVE GROWN KIDS HE STILL GOT A OPEN CHILD SUPPORT CASE GUESS WHERE MY 1200 WENT LOL CAUSE Y’ALL CAN’T EVEN THINK ABOUT THE ONES THAT NEED THE HELP. OH YA HE GOT A NEW HARLEY AND SMOKED IT UP. MY EXES ARE ADDICTS. I’M NOT I JUST WANTED A HOME. THEY WOULDN’T HELP ME. THE GROWN KIDS DON’T GET THE MONEY HE NEVER DID GIVES THEM ANY I PAID Y’ALL SHOULD CHANGE IT. STOP LETTING THE DEAD BEATS THAT HAVE CASE BUT KIDS ARE GROWN DIVIDE IT OR SINCE HE GOT THE LAST ONE GIVE THE OTHER PARENT THE NEXT ONE IF THERE IS ONE. GIVE ME MY BACK 26 WK UI EXT. FIGURE OUT WHY I NEVER GOT PAID MY PEUC I NEED HELP IT’S BEEN 9 MTHS Y’ALL STUCK ME ON 149 WHICH WAS 133 WK PUA AND TOOK MY LAST 7 WEEKS THANKS MERRY CHRISTMAS WHAT DO I TELLMY CHILD OH RIGHT SHE USED TO IT THIS YEAR CAUSE MARK BUTLER DOESN’T CARE WHO GETS SCREWED OVER BY THE DOL AND I AM EIGHT BY THE LAGRANGE GA ONE I CAN EVERY DAY.THEY SHOULD TELL ME EMAIL OR MAIL ME A LETTER. WHY NO 26 WKS WHY NO PEUC WHY? MY EX LOCKED ME OUR MY ACCOUNT HE’S GOT MY SOCIAL I’VE TRIED TO TELL THEM. BUT THEY LIVE IT UP WHEN THE ONES THAT NEED HELP ARE IGNORED.WHY CAUSE THEY GET PAID RIGHT.THIS IS BSSSSSSSS SEND A LETTER A DAM EMAIL.

  32. ZENA REGO

    December 15, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Hi all, I was able to resolve my issue and my payments are up to date. If you have questions, setup an appointment here: https://dol.georgia.gov/appointment. Please note that you should be ready to go in 8am on Monday morning in order to get a time slot to be contacted by GDOL. They will contact you at that time. My issue was resolved with one call. Hope this helps

  33. John

    April 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    The GA department of labor and the fact that GA has no laws in place to protect you as an employee is a joke to begin with. The department of labor is impossible to get in contact with. Their website is atrocious and my account was locked for no reason was told to call a customer service rep (good luck contacting one) by the time you even hear something back you’ll be living in a box under a bridge somewhere. Last time it took me 5 months to even hear anything back and it’s totally unacceptable. Anything government ran in GA is laughable. Also they cockiness of this article makes me want to vomit “it’s a priv. To be able to live and get unemployment when you lose and need to support your family while looking for another job”

  34. Regina Crampton

    May 24, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    There is still a problem with getting paid in the last two passages from the government GADOL has been stalling at every turn to not pay the people, still in May 2021 many people have not been paid this year from last two passages, the one that Trump signed a day after everyones date expired Dec 26th he signed Dec 27th and now the ARPA that passed in March many thousands have not been paid for reapplying that they are still unemployed they are delaying payments I reapplied in April with no notification from GADOL that I had to reapply and they approved in Mid April but did not send payments until they verified that I was still unemployed May 13th 2021 sent employer paper and wanted faxed by May 14th 2021, then when paying me I was approved for my yr beginning Apr 4, 2021 to 2022, but I claimed all weeks in April and May 1st 2021 and they chose not to pay me that whole month plus May 1st and that is not right, I am due all those weeks claimed while GADOL Verifies I am unemployed, then GADOL worker tried to say I did not claim those weeks and that is why I did not get paid those weeks, and I said yes I did I have proof from your GADOL verification site on each week I claimed for UI. Still trying to get all last months payments and now GADOL says they will not pay the extra little 300 starting June 26, 2021 another delay tactic is in the works my friends.

  35. Debra

    August 11, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    how long can your claim be in a pending status?

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