Q) Please help me with this ongoing issue. I have filed for unemployment in the state of Florida and have been unemployed since March 1st. I have yet to receive any payments. I have tried to reach the Florida Unemployment offices with no success. I’ve tried many many times , spent days on hold , called the Governors office to get the matter escalated , called the Attorney Generals Office and still haven’t gotten this resolved. My family is suffering without benefits and I have not yet been able to find employment . I lived in Florida when I was employed and have since moved to MN in hopes to find work here . My Employer was based in Ohio and I worked and lived in Florida until I was laid off in early March due to a company buyout. I am needing help with this as I have tried everything in my power to get this resolved and be able to receive compensation that I am supposed to receive. Please help me or connect me with someone who can. I am out of options.
A) I’m sorry to hear about the difficulties you’re facing with your unemployment claim in Florida. I can offer you some general guidance, but please note that I can’t directly connect you with specific individuals or resolve the issue myself. However, I’ll do my best to provide you with some helpful information.
- Contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO): The DEO is responsible for managing unemployment claims in Florida. You mentioned that you’ve already tried reaching out to them without success, but it’s essential to persist in your efforts. Keep trying their phone lines, but also consider exploring other avenues of contact, such as email or online forms available on their website.
- Consider reaching out to your state representatives: Contacting your state representatives can be beneficial, as they may have connections or be able to intervene on your behalf. Provide them with a clear and detailed explanation of your situation, including the steps you’ve taken so far to resolve the issue.
- Seek legal advice: If your efforts to resolve the matter directly with the DEO have been unsuccessful, you may want to consult with an attorney who specializes in employment or labor law. They can provide guidance on your rights and the best course of action to take.
- Check for local resources: In addition to pursuing your unemployment benefits, consider exploring local resources in Minnesota that can help you during this difficult time. Look for nonprofit organizations, community centers, or job placement services that may be able to assist you with job search support or temporary assistance.
- Stay persistent and organized: Document all your attempts to contact the DEO, including dates, times, and any relevant information. Keep copies of all correspondence and forms submitted. This record will be valuable if you need to escalate your case or seek legal assistance.
Remember, every state has its own unemployment laws and procedures, so it’s crucial to focus your efforts on Florida, the state where you filed your claim. Persistence and following up on your case are key to getting the attention and resolution you need.
I hope this information proves helpful, and I wish you the best of luck in resolving your unemployment claim and finding suitable employment.