Per Rule 73B-11.0151, F.A.C., it will be mandatory for employers to submit all documents and forms electronically using Florida’s Reemployment Assistance system, effective April 25, 2016.



Employer appeals are filed online using CONNECT. An employer who receives an adverse determination has the right to protest that determination and participate in a hearing before an appeals referee. Upon receiving an appeal, a hearing will be scheduled involving all interested parties to address the issues. The parties will be mailed a Notice of Hearing telling them when the hearing will be held and whether they are expected to participate in-person or by telephone. Once the appeal hearing is complete, a written decision of the result will be distributed. If the employer disagrees with the appeal decision, a request for a review by the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission can be made.

For more information and specific instructions on filing an appeal, please read the CONNECT Employer User Guide.
Log into CONNECT to file an appeal

A Third Party Administrator (TPA)  performs reemployment assistance benefit activities on behalf of an employer. A TPA must register with DEO and once registered, an employer must then grant a TPA access to the specific functions for which the TPA is responsible. Employers can do this in CONNECT from the Employer Homepage.

For more information and specific instructions on registering as a TPA, please read the CONNECT Third Party Administrator User Guide

Log into CONNECT to register

Please be advised that the Department of Economic Opportunity’s Reemployment Assistance Program only accepts Department-approved forms for processing claims information.

Please use the forms provided by the Department. In accordance with section 443.151(3)(a), F.S., employer accounts will not be relieved of benefit charges if a response to a notice of claim or request for information is submitted on anything other than a Department-approved form. You can submit the form via fax to the fax number provided on the form or submit the form online using CONNECT by logging in to your employer inbox at: https://employers

Additional information or updates will be posted on the employer login page regarding information on Department-approved forms.

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 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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