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Florida Unemployment Weekly Claim

To keep collecting an unemployment check each week you must file a weekly claim, also know as continued claim or weekly certification.

The reason of filing a weekly claim is to tell the unemployment agency that you:

  1. Are presently looking for work.
  2. Have not done any work this week.
  3. Have not made any money this week
  4. Have not got another job.
  5. Want to receive an unemployment check or payment this week.

Thus, it is very important to file your weekly claim each week to keep getting your unemployment check.

If you wait in filing your weekly claim, you may not get your unemployment check on time.

Questions & Answers

  1. jimmie colon says:

    wis some help me to apply unemployment,,,no easy for me ,,,any office around orlando florida an help m in person,,i’m no good with ccomputer

    • jimmie colon says:

      i lost my job,,they close busssines with no advise on sept,14th try aftherme been working there for 14 years , I try apply unemployment but no understand well english so is a mess,,no work, no $$, wish to go any office around area code 32828,,,orlando florida or any agency who help me @@please!!! thank you

    • Martin says:

      Please call on 1-800-204-2418 for further assistance in filing for Unemployment Insurance.

  2. Kathy says:

    I’d like to know why my it states for me to claim my non-work weeks on a Wednesday? When I first started it was on a Monday and the weeks to claim ends on a Saturday. Can you help me with this?

    • Martin says:

      We do not have an answer for this. It may just be a procedure followed in your state. For specific answer, please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided.

  3. Jessica says:

    A couple of weeks ago I got on to file for unemployment, I was told it usually takes a couple weeks to process so I gave it some time and got on to check on the status of it. It now says that I do not have access to that claim to call to regain access. Every time I have called the lines are full and I can’t get ahold to talk to anybody. Can you tell me why I may have lost access? Thank you!

    • Martin says:

      We do not have access to your claim information and hence would not be able to speculate on the exact reason.

      Please keep trying the phone numbers during off peak hours. Also consider an option to visit an office in your area if phones remain unanswered.

  4. jacqueline martinez says:

    I claim my weeks yesterday , whats the next step


    I used to work in Boston, Massachusetts and now I live in Florida, but I am currently unemployed. So, for which states should I file an unemployment claim?

  6. Nancy Williams says:

    I need to claim my weeks

  7. Erica says:

    Hey Christian, I found a blank fillable unemployment weekly claim form here:

  8. Christian says:

    Great Article. Thanks for the info, super helpful. Does anyone know where I can find a blank unemployment weekly claim form to fill out?

  9. joseph says:

    I need to file my weeks and can not simply get through to the right area or contact a person over the phone. please help i am desperate and have no money. I look for work but it complicated because i do not have a computer.

  10. Bella says:

    This is a 3 part question:

    #1: I was terminated from my job of 2 years in April due to my job being dissolved and have filed for unemployment. I received 3 weeks of benefits until my former employer claimed I quit and my benefits stopped. On the date of the phone hearing for my appeal it was rescheduled without any notice to me. Do I continue to file my weekly claims during this appeal? (Refer to #3)What if the appeal is rescheduled while I am out of town?

    #2: I was scheduled for an assessment interview 2 weeks ago on the date I was out of town for a few days taking care of a friend that was in a motorcycle accident and did not make the assessment interview. During that time was when I was issued my benefit denial and filed an appeal. I did not reschedule the Assessment due to this hearing. What do I need to do at this point to be in compliance?

    #2: My boyfriend made plans 7 months ago to take me on vacation for a week for my upcoming birthday. What do I do for filing while I am gone? I will continue to apply for work online while away and can be reached by phone and email if any jobs I applied for call me for an interview.

    • Adrian says:

      You must be very judicious and alert about the claim you’ve filed.

      All I can say say is that you must track progress on the claim filed.You can file online even on vacation.

  11. Kenneth Van Stedum says:

    what the status of my claim

    • Adrian says:

      Please call the customer service of the labor dept in your state or check online.

      We do not have access to the claims filed.

  12. jimmy sweet says:

    claiming my weeks

  13. Theresa stevens says:

    I have applied for unemployment but do not know how to get back to my claim information. I have not received anything as yet.

    • Adrian says:

      For claim specific status update,please contact the Florida claims center on 1-800-204-2418. The phones at the Florida unemployment office answer from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.

      Initial claims will take up to 10 days to be processed and paid out.

  14. Ismenia says:

    HOW I should fill the weekly claims???

  15. John says:

    How do I file my weekly claim?

  16. vicki alford says:

    I filed unemployment and did my weekly claims, then I was dropped out of the system and received 2 letters on the same day posted marked the same day. One said I qualified the other said I didn’t qualify because I left a job for another. That was not my last job that I got fired from any attempts to call or find out what is going on have been futile. How do I find information and correct what I feel is an error?

  17. Cindy says:

    The state (FLA) gauges when they will allow the system to ALLOW YOU to claim your weeks. The release a sort of “pop up screen (claim weeks)” on your account when THEY ARE READY. Remember- the state does not have enough money in budget to allow millions in claims to be paid out. The state has to look good in order to get govt funds too- they get graded. YOu should be able to claim weeks I would think after the 1st two weeks. No one is able to do this – the state is extending your ability to claim weeks (via pop up) on their end. This will drive you crazy- but this IS BUREACROSY plain and simple. I have done everything correctly its been 5 weeks and their holding out on me, its Russian roulette kinda.

  18. amanda says:

    I have claim my weeks since 11-22-2013. I have already recieved my debit card. How long does it take to get started on payments. Does anyone know?

  19. Lynda Nagy says:

    I am trying to submit claiming weekly benefits however the website is not allowing me to submit. It is saying I have not answered the required questions. Have been using the Firefox internet version as requested and up until this point there has not been a problem. I have called three times a day and have not been able to reach someone or leave a message.

  20. Ken Ryals says:

    Trying to claim weeks for unemployment. Need a pin # which I do not have and do not know how to obtain. The site does not explain. Attempted to call but always busy.

    Can someone advise.

  21. TARSHA BELL says:

    I am not currently working so how do I file a weekly claim?

  22. TARSHA BELL says:

    I am presently looking for work and have not work this week or made any money.

  23. wayne tomlinson says:

    PLEASE HELP!!!! Just trying to file my weeks on line …where do I go on to do this??? Tried to call and they are to tided up to answer the phone…. don’t even get put on hold just keep saying to call back later!!!! HELP NEED TO GET THIS DONE TODAY!!!!! 7/09/13

  24. Alweathert Martin says:

    how do i go by filing my weekly claim online

  25. michael deridder says:

    wanting to file weekly claims do not understand why this is such a process

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