Georgia Has Ended Participation In Federal Unemployment Insurance Programs

The State of Georgia has ended participation in the federal unemployment insurance programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act.  Many of the eligibility requirements for unemployment, that were waived during the pandemic, are now back in force.
Over 56,000 claimants are currently receiving regular unemployment payments, but after today will no longer receive the additional $300 Federal weekly supplement.
“We saw the number of claims filed this week drop by almost 2,000 and anticipate this number to continue to fall as Georgians return to the workforce,” said Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
Claimants receiving regular state benefits will be required to be able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work for each weekly benefit payment requested.  Individuals must also register with EmployGeorgia, the state’s reemployment website.