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.

Beginning October 15, DEO launched CONNECT, a new way to claim your weekly Reemployment Assistance benefits. Find out more and learn all about CONNECT before October 15 here.

DEO has expanded the Reemployment Assistance Contact Center hours. The contact center is operational from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM EST on Monday through Friday.

Employ Florida Marketplace, Florida's job-matching and workforce resources website can help with your job search while you are out of work.

 

In order to qualify for benefits, you must:

  • Have lost your job through no fault of your own.
  • Be actively looking for a new job.
  • Be ready to take a new job when offered.
  • Meet wage requirements based on your previous job(s).

Claims Process

All reemployment assistance claims must be filed online. Click the CONNECT button to begin your claim.

Florida Internet Claims Filing System Login Button

Note: You may be exempt from filing a claim online, or the Work Registration requirements. Please review the Exemption Notice  If you believe you are eligible for an exemption from any of these requirements, please call 1-800-681-8102 for more information. In addition, you may not be able to complete a Florida Internet Claim application online, via the Florida Internet Claims Filing System utilizing certain portable electronic devices. This includes but is not limited to personal digital assistants (PDA’s), smart phones, cellular telephones, personal communications services (PCS) devices, multifunctional wireless devices, messaging devices, etc.

If you do not have internet access, public computers are available at your local CareerSource Center as well as local public libraries, community centers and colleges and universities (if you are a student). Unless exempt, Reemployment Assistance claimants filing a new claim are required to complete the Initial Skills Review and the Work Registration before receiving benefits and must provide a record to substantiate that they are engaged in systematic and sustained efforts to find work while receiving benefits.

Reemployment Assistance Fraud is a Third Degree Felony

Claimants who fail to meet their responsibilities by presenting false information or withholding information about earnings can be charged with reemployment assistance fraud, a third degree felony.

Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) is a federal extension after regular Florida reemployment assiststance benefits.

Hot Topics

Find important announcements about the Florida Reemployment Assistance program.

Special Reemployment Assistance Programs

Learn about other reemployment assistance programs provided in the state of Florida such as Disaster Unemployment Assistance, the Trade Readjustment Allowance program and the Short Time Compensation program.

Unemployment Determinations - Approved Training

Section 443.091(1)(d)., F.S., Rule 73B-11.022, Florida Administrative Code, establishes the criteria the Office of Reemployment Assistance Services uses to review requests from RA claimants to attend training or education classes while collecting RA benefits. To review these criteria please see the Florida Administrative code and click on the “final adopted rule” document. 

RA Continued Claims

The number of individuals claiming RA benefits has declined from 556,941 when Governor Rick Scott took office (week ending 1/8/2011), down to 235,555 (week ending10/05/2013).

View RA Hot Topics

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.

FRAUD HOTLINE
 800-342-9909


Do you have a question?

E-mail a reemployment assistance agent.

All e-mail inquiries will be responded to by an agent within 3 business days, either by e-mail or telephone, based on your choice.

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