Welcome to the Reemployment Assistance Program, Office of Appeals in the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Office of Appeals resolves disputed reemployment assistance claims and tax liability protests.
Here you may file a new appeal, request re-hearing if you missed your hearing for a good reason, learn how to have your case reviewed by the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission if you do not agree with the hearing officer's decision, and learn about other options that may be available on a claim.
Here you will find forms related to the Reemployment Assistance Appeals program, available in Spanish and Creole.
Information for claimants and employers about the appeal hearing and the Appeals Referee's decision.
Special Deputy Hearing Information
Information about hearing procedures before special deputies in matters on tax, reimbursement and liability protests.
Information regarding rules of procedure for hearings before Appeals Referees.
Florida Law Regarding the Appeals Process
Links to Florida Statutes which govern the appeals process.
The Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission is the quasi-judicial administrative appellate body responsible for reviewing contested decisions of reemployment assistance appeals referees. The Commission is 100% federally funded. The Commission is housed within the Department of Economic Opportunity; however, it operates as an independent review body. The Commission is comprised of a Chairman and two Commissioners, each appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.
You may request monetary reconsideration within 20 days of receipt of your determination if:
- the wages shown are incorrect or incomplete for the work you performed during the base period.
- there are employers listed for whom you did not work during the base period. (Failure to report this could result in an overpayment which you would be required to repay.)
- there are employers not listed for whom you did work during the base period. (Failure to report this could result in an underpayment which could reduce your weekly benefit amount or available credits.)
Call 1-800-204-2418 for assistance with your Request for Monetary Reconsideration. Or send detailed employment information, including the name and address of the employer(s), dates of employment, and any proof of earnings to:
Reemployment Assistance Reconsideration Unit
PO Drawer 5550
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5550
Fax: (850) 921-3939 or (850) 921-3915