Georgia Unemployment Extension

If your Georgia unemployment benefits have run out you may be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through one of the state or federal unemployment extension programs.

This federal unemployment extension programs is called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (Also known as EUC08).

Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08) includes 4 stages, or tiers. Each tier has a different maximum time period for which your unemployment extension will last:

Tier 1 EUC08: 20 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 2 EUC08: 14 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 3 EUC08: 13 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 4 EUC08: 6 week maximum unemployment extension.

If you use up all of your regular unemployment benefits, normally you don't have to apply for an unemployment extension because the system automatically applies for you, if you are eligible. It is very important that you keep track of your benefits to make sure you receive your unemployment extension if you are eligible.

If you get close to your unemployment benefits running out, give your unemployment counselor a call to check to see what you have to do in order to get they unemployment extension.

There is another type of unemployment extension called Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED), more commonly referred to as Extended Benefits (EB). You will only qualify for the EB unemployment extension if you have used up all of your regular unemployment benefits and also used up all of your EUC08 unemployment extension.

If you qualify for the EB unemployment extension you will receive additional benefits equal to 20 weeks or 80% of the maximum benefit amount on the original unemployment claim, whichever amount is less.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Georgia Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Georgia Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Georgia Unemployment page, click here: Georgia Unemployment

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# Ann 2011-12-27 17:10
My unemployment will be running out in two weeks ,how do i apply for the extension ? Can i do it on line ? Or do i have to go into the main office .Will the unemployment office contact me though the mail?????
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# Joe 2011-12-30 12:31
I got a notice in the mail that my ui benefits have run out. I followed the instructions to get a federal extension. Now I am receiving exactly half of what I was originally getting. Cant seem to get a live person on the phone. Anyone Know why this is?
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# celia 2012-08-15 19:22
i recently moved to florida and i switched my claim to florida. this is my last week and i'm trying to figure out how do i apply for extended benefits my benefit were coming from interstate georiga who do i talk with florida pr georia
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# Sharon 2012-10-14 18:14
How do I apply for a federal unemployment extention. My state unemployment benefits are over. I went to the unemployment office and asked to file for federal unemployment benefits and I was told that I had exhaused all benefits. I dont think the representative knew what I was talking about when I asked to apply for a federal extention. Thanks
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# Michele 2012-12-19 16:22
After receiving 4 months of unemployment benefits, my understanding is it will be ending December 29, 2012.

How do I go about extending my benefits?

Thank you,

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# abrown 2013-05-06 16:06
Is the money given in all four tiers the same or does it vary from tier to tier. I just noticed that there has been a smaller amount being deposited than normal. Please advise.
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# Maryann yuhas 2017-06-27 01:26
My unemployment benefits are running out I have not received a letter but I'm pretty sure is I need to know how to go about applying for an extension thank you
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# Tonya E Curtis 2017-08-02 11:58
I just received a notice that my unemployment was up last week.How do I file an extension in Ga /or can I file an extension??
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# Darryl Robinson 2017-08-08 12:29
Hello my unemployment office in Savannah Georgia are just telling me that they don't do extensions anymore. When I google can my benefits be extended it tells me yes. What am I doing wrong?
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