IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

To file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) due to Hurricane Irma please file a claim HERE. File for DUA by October 31, 2017, for the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lafayette, Levy, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Union and Volusia.. If you need assistance with filing for DUA please call 1-800-385-3920.

Note: The full work registration requirement through Employ Florida will be suspended for the month of September for claims filed 9/3/17-9/30/17. Your weekly work search requirement for weeks 9/3/17-9/30/17 will also be exempt.

Please be advised that new claims effective 10/1/17, the full work registration will be required. Also, effective with the week beginning 10/1/17, all claimants will be required to search for work and provide job contacts when requesting benefit payments.

If you need to submit Proof of Earnings for a DUA claim, please upload the documents through your CONNECT inbox or fax to 1-800-222-7934.

As of September 30, 2017, the DUA line will extend its hours to Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in addition to our normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

 



The Reemployment Assistance program provides temporary, partial wage replacement benefits to qualified workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own.  It is funded solely by employers who pay federal and state payroll taxes and is provided at no cost to the workers who receive the benefits.

Apply For Benefits

Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation, can be filed online using CONNECT. 

Request Benefit Payment

After applying for benefits, you need to request benefit payment in CONNECT on a biweekly basis.

File An Appeal

If a determination is made to deny benefits, you may request an administrative hearing conducted by an appeal referee.

Tax Information

Benefits are a taxable income. You can elect to withhold 10% of your weekly benefit income to cover your taxes due to the IRS.

Fraud and Overpayments

Reemployment Assistance (RA) fraud is any false statements or failure to disclose a material fact, knowingly made for the purpose of obtaining or preventing payment of benefits contrary to the provisions of law.
Non-fraud overpayments may be the result of oversight, misunderstanding, technical errors, redetermination, adjudication, appeals decisions, RAAC orders, court decisions or other mitigating circumstances.

Repay Overpayments

Overpayments that have not been referred to a collection agency can be repaid to the department either by check/money order or by credit card.

FAQ's

A collection of the most frequently asked questions to help assist and guide you through the Reemployment Assistance program.



RESOURCES

DEO offers assistance to people who do not speak English as their primary language and those who have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English. We also provide assistance to people who are unable to file a claim for various reasons. To speak to a Creole or Spanish speaker or use translation services, call the Contact Center: 1-800-204-2418.

People who need assistance filing a claim online because of legal reasons, computer illiteracy, language barriers, or disabilities may call: 1-800-681-8102.

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IMPORTANT

DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA, CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE HIGHER THAN AVERAGE WAIT TIMES WHEN CONTACTING THE REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Apply for Benefits

In between jobs?

  Unemployed?

Start your application in CONNECT

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Contact Us

E-mail a reemployment assistance agent

Reemployment Assistance Help
1-800-204-2418

Reemployment Appeals Hearings Hotline
1-800-732-8212

FRAUD HOTLINE
1-800-342-9909

 Reemployment Assistance fraud is a 3rd degree felony. Each offense is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 fine.


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