Unemployment Benefits in Florida

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource round-up for unemployment in Florida. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits so you can stay afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help!

What is it called?

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) runs the state’s Reemployment Assistance (RA).

Online

The fastest way to file a claim is online here.

By Phone

People who need assistance filing a claim online because of legal reasons, computer illiteracy, language barriers, or disabilities may call: 1-800-681-8102.

Info you need to apply

To apply for unemployment, you need to provide personal information including

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver's license or state ID number
  • Information on your employment over the past 18 months, including:
    • Employer names, addresses, and phone numbers
    • Dates of first and last day of work
    • Gross earnings (before taxes) during employment periods
    • Reason for separation
    • FEIN number (on your W2 or 1099 tax forms)
    • If you don’t have a FEIN, use employer details from paystub.
  • Some workers will need to provide additional information:
    • Non-U.S. citizens must provide their Alien Registration Number or work authorization form
    • Military employees must provide their DD-214 Member copy 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8
    • Federal employees must provide SF 8 or SF 50
    • Union members must provide the union’s name, hall number and phone number

If you want to use direct deposit, you must provide your bank account number and routing number. You can also request a Reemployment Assistance debit card.

FAQ + Resources

You can find a guide to COVID-19 and your rights to unemployment in this FAQ here.

Good luck, we're here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.

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