Reemployment assistance benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. You must file online using CONNECT or mail a paper application.
Work registration and job search through Employ Florida have been waived by the State of Florida for individuals filing an application from March 15, 2020 until August 1, 2020.
The waiting week requirement will continue to be waived through August 1, 2020.
You may be prompted to register but are NOT required to register within these dates.
Weeks beginning May 10, 2020, claimants for all Reemployment Assistance Programs, including State Reemployment, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment compensation will be required to return to CONNECT system every two weeks to request their benefits or “claim their weeks”.
Starting Monday July 5, the request to modify the date of your claim must be made by calling the Reemployment Assistance Customer Service center at 1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7759 and choose option 5). You may be eligible to modify the date of your claim to the date you originally attempted to apply for Reemployment Assistance only if you were unable to claim between the weeks of March 9, 2020 to April 9, 2020.
Visit Reemployment Assistance COVID-19 for frequently asked questions.
Click here for a step-by-step guide on claiming your weeks.
We are open by appointment preferred, visit this link to request an appointment or you may call the career center closest to you (Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm):
- Fort Myers Career Center (239) 931-8200
- Naples Career Center (239) 436-4301
- Port Charlotte Career Center (941) 235-5900
- Immokalee Career Center (239) 658-3300
- Clewiston Career Center (863) 983-6138
You may also complete the online inquiry form with any tuition assistance requests.
During this difficult times, we wish you all to be safe and healthy!