Florida Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Florida’s unemployment insurance benefits program is called Reemployment Assistance. The program provides temporary financial support to qualified unemployed workers as they look for new work.

Florida’s Reemployment Assistance Program is designed to serve as a temporary, partial wage replacement for qualified workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. By doing so, the program supports economic stability for Florida employers who depend on consumer spending.

Under Florida law, Florida’s UI benefits program is funded solely by employers who pay federal and state payroll taxes and are provided at no cost to the unemployed Floridians who receive these essential benefits.

Florida Unemployment Services

Websitefloridajobs.org
Phone800-204-2418
Apply Onlinehttps://fileaclaim.myflorida.com
Bi-Weekly CertificationCONNECT
Appeal a DenialFile an Appeal
Find a Local OfficeOffice Locations
Report FraudReport Fraud
Coronavirus UpdatesCOVID-19 Assistance

Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Florida?

While individual determinations can vary, claimants are likely is eligible for Florida UI benefits if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The claimant has lost employment through no fault of their own
  • The claimant is totally or partially unemployed (work hours cut significantly)
  • The claimant has earned a minimum amount in income during the base period for review – in Florida, this is defined as the first 12 months of the 15 months leading up to when the initial unemployment claim is filed
  • The claimant is able to work, both physically and mentally
  • The claimant is available for work, including having childcare and transportation in place if needed
  • The claimant is actively seeking new employment

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodN/A
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
MinMax
9-12 weeks$32$275$6,325

Applying for Unemployment Benefits in Florida

There are several ways a jobless worker can apply for UI benefits in Florida.

An unemployed person may complete an application online at FloridaJobs.org, which is the fastest and easiest way to submit your initial claim. Unemployment claimants may also complete a paper application by following the steps online at FloridaJobs.org and by mailing your application to the following address:

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
P.O. Box 5350
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350

If needed, CareerSource centers throughout the state can offer assistance with paper applications. If you need assistance completing your online application, please contact Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity at 833-FL-APPLY, and a customer service representative can help you.

Managing Your Unemployment Benefits

You will need to request UI benefits every two weeks while you receive unemployment compensation. No benefit payment can be made until you certify with the state of Florida that you remain eligible to receive UI benefits.

You are also required to register for work with the Employ Florida Marketplace. Please note that, as a recipient of UI benefits in Florida, you are required to make contact with five prospective employers each week and to keep a record of your efforts.

Each week, when you log into your CONNECT account, you must answer a series of questions about your job-search activities, your income earned during the previous week and any employment offers you received. Your answers help the state of Florida confirm and document that you remain eligible for unemployment assistance.

Filing an Appeal

If you receive an unfavorable decision regarding your initial unemployment benefits claim, you have the option to file an appeal within 20 calendar days after the postmark date of your official decision letter.

You may submit your request for an appeal via any of the following methods:

Online: Through your CONNECT account
Email: [email protected]
Fax:  850-617-6504

Mail:  
Office of Appeals (Download form)
P.O. Box 5250,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-5250

Reporting Benefits Fraud in Florida

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity asks for your help to stop unemployment fraud and abuse. Your support helps strengthen the Department of Economic Opportunity’s efforts to make sure that Florida tax dollars are spent appropriately and UI benefits are directed toward those who need them the most.

If you suspect anyone of fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits, please use the state of Florida’s online reporting form to make your concerns known.

Florida Unemployment Office Locations

Unemployment Office Gulf Coast1 Bay Avenue
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-4981
Unemployment Office Heartland2160 Northeast Roan Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-993-1008
Unemployment Office Palm Beach County1085 South Main Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430-7106
561-829-2040
Unemployment Office Chipola17336 Main Street North
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-5088
Unemployment Office SuncoastC1112 Manatee Avenue, East
Bradenton, FL 34208
941-893-3408
Unemployment Office Pasco Hernando16336 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34601
352-251-7166
Unemployment Office Escarosa7995 North Century Boulevard
Century, FL 32535
850-256-6259
Unemployment Office Citrus Levy Marion2175 NW 11th Drive
Chiefland, FL 32626
352-493-6813
Unemployment Office Chipola757 Hoyt Street
Chipley, FL 32428
850-845-0733
Unemployment Office Pinellas2312 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33765
727-524-4344
Unemployment Office Pinellas13805 58th Street North
Suite 1-401
Clearwater, FL 33760
727-524-4344
Unemployment Office Southwest Florida215 B South Francisco Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-983-6138
Unemployment Office Broward4941 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
954-969-3541
Unemployment Office South FloridaOpen Arms Community Center Corp
5556 SW 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL 33144
305-263-3259
Unemployment Office Capital Region3278 Crawfordville Highway, Suite G
Crawfordville, FL 32327
850-926-0980
Unemployment Office Pasco Hernando15000 Citrus Country Drive
Suite 303
Dade City, FL 33523
352-251-7166
Unemployment Office Flagler Volusia359 Bill France Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-323-7001
Unemployment Office Okaloosa WaltonEmerald Coast Technical College
761 North 20th Street
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
850-520-5990
Unemployment Office Northeast Florida1845 Town Center Boulevard
Suite 150
Fleming Island, FL 32003
904-356-5627
Unemployment Office South Florida35801 SW 186th Avenue
Florida City, FL 33034
305-245-7738
Unemployment Office Southwest Florida6800 Shoppes at Plantation Drive
Suite 170
Fort Myers, FL 33912
239-931-8200
Unemployment Office Research Coast2102 Avenue Q, Room 16
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
866-482-4473
Unemployment Office Okaloosa Walton409 N.E. Racetrack Road
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547-2503
850-833-7587
Unemployment Office South Florida240 East 1st Avenue, Suite 222
Hialeah, FL 33010
305-883-8070
Unemployment Office Broward7550 Davie Road Extension
Hollywood, FL 33024
954-967-1010
Unemployment Office South FloridaMiami Dade Public Library
700 North Homestead Blvd
Homestead, FL 33030
305-246-0168
Unemployment Office Southwest Florida750  South 5th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
239-658-3300
Unemployment Office Northeast Florida5000 Norwood Avenue
Suite 2
Jacksonville, FL 32208
904-356-5627
Unemployment Office Northeast Florida11160 Beach Blvd
Suite 111
Jacksonville, FL 32246
904-356-5627
Unemployment Office South Florida103400 Overseas Highway
Suite 239
Key Largo, FL 33037
305-853-3540
Unemployment Office South Florida1111 12th Street
Suite 307 and 308
Key West, FL 33040
305-292-6762
Unemployment Office Central Florida1800 Denn John Lane
CIT Building, Suite 300
Kissimmee, FL 34744
407-705-1555
Unemployment Office Southwest Florida921 Anvil Way
Labelle, FL 33935
863-675-1412
Unemployment Office Florida Crown1389 U.S. Highway 90 West
Suite 170
Lake City, FL 32055
386-755-9026
Unemployment Office Polk309 North Ingraham Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-508-1100
Unemployment Office Citrus Levy Marion683 South Adolph Point
Lecanto, FL 34461
352-249-3278
Unemployment Office Central Florida9909 US Hwy 441, Bld M29
Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
352-360-6280
Unemployment Office North Florida1558 Ohio Avenue South
Live Oak, FL 32064
850-973-9675
Unemployment Office Northeast Florida1184 South 6th Street
Macclenny, FL 32063
904-356-5627
Unemployment Office North Florida705 East Base Street
Madison, FL 32340
850-973-9675
Unemployment Office Chipola4636 Highway 90 East, Suite E
Marianna, FL 32446
850-633-4419
Unemployment Office South Florida18901 South West Avenue, Suite 218
Miami, FL 33157
305-252-4440
Unemployment Office South FloridaKendale Lakes Branch Library
15205 S.W. 88th Street
Miami, FL 33196
305-388-0326
Unemployment Office South Florida5040 NW 7th Street,
Suite 200
Miami, FL 33126
305-442-6900
Unemployment Office South FloridaFlorida Education Institute, Inc
5818 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33144
305-263-9990
Unemployment Office South FloridaUnited Way Center for Financial Stability
11500 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33168
305-688-3551
Unemployment Office South FloridaMiami Dade Public Library
9445 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165
305-553-1134
Unemployment Office South Florida1398 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33135
305-643-8574
Unemployment Office South Florida325 NW 62nd Street
Miami, FL 33150
305-795-2058
Unemployment Office South Florida7900 NW 27th Ave, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33147
305-693-2060
Unemployment Office South FloridaTrinity Church
17801 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33169
305-749-0190
Unemployment Office South Florida1550 Northwest 3rd Avenue
Building C
Miami, FL 33136
305-571-2001
Unemployment Office South FloridaAdults Mankind Organization, Inc
1619 SW 107th Avenue
Miami, FL 33165
305-551-0090
Unemployment Office South Florida1603 NW 7th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136
305-341-0150
Unemployment Office South Florida325 NW 62 Street
Miami, FL 33150
305-795-2058
Unemployment Office South Florida1603 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
305-929-1540
Unemployment Office South Florida351 NW 5th Street
Miami, FL 33128
305-929-1540
Unemployment Office South FloridaMiami Dade Public Library
227 22nd Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-535-4219
Unemployment Office South Florida4888 NW 183rd Street
Suite 201-206
Miami Gardens, FL 33055
305-620-8012
Unemployment Office South Florida16401 Donner Hall Building, Suite 107
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
305-474-6800
Unemployment Office South Florida15800 NW 42nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33150
305-929-1540
Unemployment Office South Florida15800 NW 42nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33150
305-929-1540
Unemployment Office South Florida2455 NW 183rd Street
Miami Dade Public Library
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
305-625-6424
Unemployment Office Escarosa5723 Highway 90
Milton, FL 32583
850-983-5325
Unemployment Office Southwest Florida3050 Horseshoe Drive North
Building A, Suite 110
Naples, FL 34104
239-436-4301
Unemployment Office Pasco Hernando4440 Grand Boulevard
Trouble Creek Square
New Port Richey, FL 34652
352-251-7166
Unemployment Office South Florida13390 West Dixie Highway
North Miami, FL 33137
305-573-4871
Unemployment Office South Florida801 NE 167 Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
305-654-7175
Unemployment Office Broward2610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Oakland Park, FL 33311-1347
954-677-5555
Unemployment Office Citrus Levy Marion2703 NE 14th Street
Ocala, FL 34470
352-840-5700
Career Source Central Florida9401 West Colonial Drive, Suite 403
West Oaks Mall
Ocoee, FL 34761
407-531-1223
Unemployment Office Central Florida9401 West Colonial Drive
Suite 403
Ocoee, FL 34761
407-531-1222
Unemployment Office Heartland207 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972-4160
863-610-6000
Unemployment Office Florida Crown25811 SE Highway 19
Old Town, FL 32680
352-542-0330
Unemployment Office South Florida780 Fisherman Street
Suite 110
Opa Locka, FL 33054
305-953-3407
Unemployment Office Flagler VolusiaOrange City Market Plaza
846 Saxon Boulevard
Orange City, FL 32763
386-561-9550
Unemployment Office Central Florida5784 Semoran Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32822
407-531-1227
Unemployment Office Northeast FloridaPalatka Mall
400 North State Road 19
Palatka, FL 32177
386-530-7089
Unemployment Office Brevard5275 Babcock Street Northeast
Suite 8B
Palm Bay, FL 32905
321-504-7600
Unemployment Office Flagler Volusia20 Airport Road, Suite E
Palm Coast, FL 32164
386-586-5169
Unemployment Office Gulf Coast625 Highway 231
Mariner Plaza
Panama City, FL 32405
850-872-4340
Unemployment Office Escarosa6913 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504
850-607-8700
Unemployment Office Tampa Bay307 North Michigan Ave
Plant City, FL 33563
813-930-7400
Unemployment Office Southwest Florida3745 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
941-235-5900
Unemployment Office Research Coast584 Northwest University Boulevard
Suite 300
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
866-482-4473
Unemployment Office Capital Region1140 W. Clark Street
Quincy, FL 32351
850-875-4040
Unemployment Office Brevard295 Barnes Boulevard
Rockledge, FL 32955-5325
321-504-7600
Unemployment Office Tampa Bay201 14th Avenue SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
813-419-5300
Unemployment Office Central Florida1209 West Airport Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773
407-531-1222
Unemployment Office Suncoast3660 N. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34234
941-358-4200
Unemployment Office Heartland5901 US Highway 27 South
Suite 1
Sebring, FL 33870-2117
863-385-3672
Unemployment Office Northeast Florida525 State Road 16
Suite 109
St. Augustine, FL 32084-3840
904-356-5627
Unemployment Office Pinellas3420 8th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
727-524-4344
Unemployment Office North Central Florida101 East Call Street
Starke, FL 32091
904-964-8092
Unemployment Office Research Coast710 Southeast Central Parkway
Stuart, FL 34994
866-482-4473
Unemployment Office Capital Region2601 Blair Stone Road
Building C, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-922-0023
Unemployment Office Tampa Bay9350 Bay Plaza Boulevard, Suite 121
Tampa, FL 33619
813-930-7832
Unemployment Office Tampa Bay9215 North Florida Ave.
Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33613
813-930-7400
Unemployment Office Tampa Bay2605 N.  43rd Street
Tampa, FL 33605
813-419-5311
Unemployment Office PinellasSt. Petersburg College Campus
682 East Klosterman Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
727-524-4344
Unemployment Office Brevard3880 South Washington Avenue
Suite 214
Titusville, FL 32780
321-504-7600
Unemployment Office Research Coast1880 82nd Avenue
Suite 101,102,103
Vero Beach, FL 32966
866-482-4473
Unemployment Office Heartland324 6th Avenue, North
Wauchula, FL 33873-2320
863-773-3474
Unemployment Office Palm Beach County3400 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-340-1060
Unemployment Office Polk500 E. Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33881-3135
863-508-1100
Unemployment Office Northeast Florida96042 Lofton Square Court
Yulee, FL 32097
904-432-0009