ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Myriam Donchance filed her unemployment claim with the Georgia Department of Labor in April. Her maximum state benefit amount was almost $2,800, not accounting for the additional $600 weekly federal supplements.

One reason that Donchance has been waiting so long for her benefits is that she had two jobs. She worked at a local laundromat and was also a part-time contract worker for the Gwinnett Daily Post. She gets a W-2 and a 1099.

Better Call Harry connected Donchance with a specialist at GDOL. With those federal supplements, she may be getting close to $10,000.

"What is that going to mean for you?" Harry asked Donchance.

"A lot! A lot," she replied.

A GDOL representative says the information from Donchance's employer is still needed to close the case.

Harry's takeaway? When you file a claim, provide your separation notice with your documentation. That will help with the process.

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