Reemployment (Unemployment) Assistance

For residents of:

South Florida and beyond

Provided by:

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and U.S. Federal Government

Ideal for:

Job/Income Loss

The Reemployment Assistance program (formerly known as “unemployment assistance”) provides help to workers who have either had their hours reduced, been furloughed or laid off.

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  • Recipients can be paid half of what they were earning while working full-time. The maximum benefit from the State of Florida is $275 per week for a maximum of 39 weeks.
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To qualify for Florida unemployment benefits, you must meet several criteria:

  • You must have lost your job through no fault of your own. You won’t qualify if you quit for personal reasons or were terminated for malicious misconduct. Poor job performance does not disqualify you.
  • You must be totally or partially unemployed. Partially unemployed means your hours were reduced or you’re a part-time worker who can’t find additional work.
  • You must be able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work.
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If you are having trouble accessing the online application, please download a Florida Reemployment Assistance Application and mail to:

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
P.O. Box 5350
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350

Whether applying online or via paper forms, applicants will need to create a profile on the Application Portal to access important information and required actions are available, including status updates, required check-ins, and other functions.

If you have questions, you can reach the program office at 1 (800) 681-8102
Creole or Spanish speakers can call the Contact Center: 1 (800) 204-2418

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  • Your driver's license or state identification.
  • Your social security card.
  • Employment details for the last 18 months. Including name, reason for not working now, earnings, and dates of work.
  • Work authorization (if not a US citizen).
  • DD-214 member 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 (if a military employee).
  • SF 8 or SF 50 (if a federal employee).