Job Seekers & Community Services

The State of Florida provides many valuable employment search resources to help you create a great resume, obtain career advice, and land a job.

Reemployment Assistance Center

File a Claim with CONNECT

Find out if you are eligible to receive reemployment assistance benefits in the State of Florida.

CONNECT General Information

Reemployment Assistance (also called reemployment assistance insurance) provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. On October 15, 2013, DEO launched CONNECT, the new system used to register for and claim weekly Reemployment Assistance benefits. If you need assistance, contact the Reemployment Assistance Contact Center at 1-800-204-2418 during the hours of 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Manage Your Benefits (Work Search, Claim Weeks and More)

Submit work search contacts, claim your weeks, change payment information and much more through the CONNECT system.

File an Appeal

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Office of Appeals resolves disputed reemployment assistance claims and tax liability protests.

Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission

The Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission is the quasi-judicial administrative appellate body responsible for reviewing contested decisions of reemployment assistance appeals referees.

Report Fraud or Overpayments

Report reemployment assistance fraud or overpayment through Benefit Payment Control.

Repay a Reemployment Assistance Benefit Overpayment

Repay your Reemployment Assistance Benefit Overpayment

Reprint Tax Forms

Forms 1099-G and UCO-49T are available online.

Contact the Office of Reemployment Assistance

If you have questions about the information provided through this website, you should contact the Office of Reemployment Assistance.

Budget and Credit Tips

Job loss can have a serious impact on individual and family finances. These resources can help you manage your budget during a period of job loss.

Reemployment Assistance Forms Directory

Download reemployment assistance forms in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

Job Search and Career Planning

Job Search Resources

These resources will help you research job openings, create a great resume, apply for jobs, and research labor market trends.

Plan Your Career

Learn about Florida’s job market and ways to prepare for a new career.

Community Services

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Provides funding to local agencies to assist low-income households to meet the cost of heating and cooling through utility payment assistance.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Provides funding to local agencies to help lower monthly utility bills for low-income households by improving the energy efficiency of their home.

Community Services Block Grant Program

Provides resources to local agencies to help low-income individuals become more self-sufficient through education, job training, and referrals.

Florida Hardest Hit

Administered by Florida Housing Finance Corporation, this foreclosure avoidance program may help qualified unemployed/underemployed homeowners sustain and keep their homes.

An equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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