Emergency Unemployment Benefits Go into Effect for Georgia

9:47 PM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
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People who've been out of work for a while may be able to get more unemployment benefits soon.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that it will send out notices outlining how to file for benefits to those eligible for the additional Emergency Unemployment Compensation.

The E-U-C program was established in 2008 and allows benefits for those living in states where the three-month seasonally adjusted unemployment rate averages at least 9 percent.

The compensation is available to people who have used up all levels of emergency compensation and who no longer qualify for regular unemployment benefits.

Georgia's emergency unemployment insurance program goes into effect beginning Sunday.  The state's unemployment rate averaged just above nine percent for June, July and August.

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