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Florida Unemployment Insurance Benefits Eligibility

Eligibility_RequirementsIn order to qualify for Florida Unemployment Insurance Benefits, you must:

  • Have lost your job through no fault of your own.
  • Be actively looking for a new job.
  • Be ready to take a new job when offered.
  • Meet wage eligibility requirements based on your previous job(s).

All reemployment assistance claims must be filed online. read more 

Work Search Requirements

You are required on a weekly basis to make contact with five prospective employers and provide this
information via the Internet during your bi-weekly certification for benefits. A quick, efficient way to
contact employers is by using the Employ Florida Marketplace at employflorida.com, the state’s online
job matching system where you can search thousands of job postings and apply for jobs. read more




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Unemployment Office Tips:

Tips to help you when visiting your local Unemployment Office:

  • Show Up Early: Your local unemployment office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
  • Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local unemployment office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
  • Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
  • Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and loose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.

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