How to File an Appeal
UI Appeal Forms Georgia
When filing for an appeal in the state of Georgia, one must acknowledge the fact that there are two different types of appeals to keep in mind. Each appeal must be submitted within no more than 15 days from the date of a decision, after being denied for unemployment insurance(UI) benefits for any reason. Upon filing for an appeal, the denied party must first fill out an unemployment insurance appeal form when filing in Georgia.
These are two ways to appeal receiving benefits after being denied:
- After filling out a form of appeal, you will then be notified from the Department of Labor by written notice in reference to a projected date, time, and any other issues involved with the current case pending. *Also note that the employer have the right to file for an appeal if you were to be rewarded benefits after the initial decision is made, as well.
- If the claiming party was to lose the first appeal decision, said party will have the right to resubmit another appeal by way of a second written notice to the Board of Reviews. The board will then take the case into consideration and make a final decision in reference to all evidence presented from both, the claimant and the employer involved.
Here are some ways to file using a UI appeal form in Georgia:
- Go to the appeal section of the Georgia unemployment site
- Contact your unemployment counselor
- File claim directly with Georgia Board of Labor
- Contact a lobor attorney
Here are some reasons why you should file an appeal:
a) If you felt like you ran out of benefits too soon.
b) If you believed you ui application was incorrectly or unfairly judged or handled.
c) If you feel as if you were treated unfairly, or discriminated against for any reason.
d) If you realized you didn’t receive full amount of benefits after a determined amount.
e) If you were denied benefits inappropriately.
f) If you employer is trying to block you from receiving benefits, when you rightfully deserve, and eligable to receive said benefits following the rules and regulations established by the GA Department of Labor.
However, there are some guidelines that must be followed accordingly during an appeal process. In normal cases, the appeal hearing is done by telephone between the two participants at the same time. Participants are to give a sworn statement about issues mentioned in the original paperwork. Additional documents may be submitted into evidence for the hearing officer to consider in making a decision.
You should continue to claim every week for benefits even during your appeal process, being that you may receive back pay upon winning the appeal decision.
Filing by telephone
Inside the metro-Atlanta area: (404)232-4290
Outside the metro-Atlanta area: 1-866-873-5676 (toll free)