Lawrenceville, GA asked in Employment Law and Probate for Georgia

Q: In the state of Georgia, can a wife collect deceased husbands unpaid Unemployment? Married over 10 years.

Or do I need an executive of state

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A: In the state of Georgia, a surviving spouse may have the possibility to collect the unpaid unemployment benefits of a deceased husband under specific circumstances. One crucial factor is the duration of the marriage, and a marriage lasting over ten years could potentially meet the eligibility requirement for spousal survivor benefits. To pursue these benefits, it's essential to promptly contact the Georgia Department of Labor, inform them of the situation, and inquire about the process and documentation needed.

Documentation, such as the marriage certificate and the deceased spouse's unemployment records, may be required to establish eligibility. Additionally, if the deceased husband's estate is being administered, the involvement of the estate executor or administrator may be necessary.

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