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, job search requirement, and waiting week requirement have been waived by the State of Florida for individuals filing an application from March 15, 2020 until December 5, 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”.
The Department of Economic Opportunity is working diligently to implement the necessary technology changes to ensure eligible Floridians receive the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program benefits as quickly as possible. The LWA program will allow Florida to offer an additional $300 per week to eligible Reemployment Assistance claimants. To be eligible for this benefit, claimants must have a weekly benefit amount of at least $100 in an approved Reemployment Assistance program and must certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19. Payments will be retroactive to the week ending August 1, 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 here to request an appointment or you may call the career center closest to you Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm:
- 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!