Florida Unemployment Benefit Questions
Updated : June 19th, 2019
Can I cancel a claim that I have just filed? If so, what must I do to request that the claim be cancelled?
You can cancel a claim within 20 days of the date that your claim was determined, provided you have not received any monetary benefits.
Once a claim has been cancelled, it cannot be reinstated.
To cancel the claim, you must request the cancellation by writing or faxing a letter to:
Department of Economic Opportunity
Special Payments Unit
P.O. Drawer 5350
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350
Fax: (850) 921-3938
In your letter, you must state the reason why you want to cancel the claim. The letter must contain your Social Security Number and your signature.
Where did you get the information that I worked while receiving benefits?
The Department of Economic Opportunity has partnerships with the State and National Directories of New Hires that provide information regarding an individuals’ employment status. In addition, benefit payments are compared to wage records reported by employers to the Florida Department of Revenue. We also receive tips from the public and from employers in response to periodic notices the agency mails.
I am unemployed. How can I pay back this money owed?
If you are presently unemployed through no fault of your own, you may file a re-employment assistance claim and a determination will be made concerning your eligibility. If you are determined eligible, the weeks that you claim will be used to repay your overpayment first. If you have benefits available on your claim once the overpayment is repaid, you may receive those benefits if you are still unemployed.
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