Reemployment (Unemployment) Assistance
South Florida and beyond
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and U.S. Federal Government
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.
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.