Florida Reemployment/Unemployment Assistance

How to file:

* If affected by one of the following:

  • Physical/Visual Disabilities
  • Illiterate or Language Barrier
  • Legally prohibited from using the computer

Monetary Requirements:

  • Worked and earned wages totaling $3,400
  • Worked and earned wages in two or more calendar quarters during the base period
  • The total base period wages have to equal at least 1 and 1/2 times the wages in the high quarter during the base period

What you need to file a claim:

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License or State ID
  • Employment information over the last 18 months
    • Name, address and phone
    • First and last day worked
    • Gross earnings
    • Reason of separation

Additionally, you will need:

  • Work authorization forms
  • Military/federal work documentation
  • Union information

What you need after you file:

  • Request benefit payment bi-weekly
  • Complete full registration with Workforce Services
  • Provide work search contacts
  • Complete fact findings

Once determinations are complete and you begin receiving benefits, you will be mailed a mandatory appointment with CareerSource Research Coast.

Work Search Criteria:

You must submit five (5) work searches per week and include the following:

  • Date
  • Name, address, phone number
  • Type of work sought
  • Result
  • Method of contact – phone, email, fax, online, etc.

You may also attend a CareerSource Research Coast training or workshop in lieu of the five (5) contacts. Sign up here.

Contact the Department of Economic Opportunity with questions/issues:

Email: via DEO Help Center website

Hotline: (800) 204-2418

Fraud Hotline: (800) 342-9909