Resources for Unemployment
The federal CARES Act provides enhanced Unemployment Insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for those who have lost their jobs as a result of Covid-19. You may be eligible. Here’s what you need to know:
Benefits are Significant
You may receive an additional $600 per week of unemployment for up to 4 months. This is in addition to existing state unemployment benefits.
Eligibility has Expanded
The CARES act covers many workers who were not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits including “gig” workers, freelancers and independent contractors.
Your claim is effective based on when you file for unemployment so do it today.
Apply through the GA Department of Labor
The Department of Labor determines eligibility for benefits. Certain requirements apply. For more information please visit the Department of Labor COVID-19 site.