FileUnemployment
Max. Weekly Benefit Amount
$275
Max. Weeks of Benefits
12
Current Jobless Rate
3.4%
Max Weekly Benefit Amount
$275
Max Weeks of benefits
12
Current Jobless rate
3.4%

Updated : July 29th, 2019

The Unemployment Insurance provided in the state of Florida is intended to provide monetary assistance to those who lose their jobs for no fault of their own. It is also designed in such a way that it helps the applicants find other career opportunities at the earliest.

You need to know about the eligibility criteria, the application process, contact information, and other related information to successfully file for unemployment benefits.  

Eligibility to Apply for UI Benefits in Florida

To receive a weekly benefit amount in the state of Florida, the applicant must meet certain eligibility criteria. The criteria to be eligible includes monetary aspects, previous job-separation criteria, and various others throughout the course of the benefit period.

Monetary Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria set for monetary requirements to be eligible to receive monetary benefits. The monetary requirements are based on the wages earned by the applicants in the base period. The base period earnings of the applicant is not only set as the eligibility criteria, but it also helps in determining the monetary benefit amount once the applicant becomes eligible.

In the state of Florida, to determine the benefit amount of the applicants, wages earned in the first four of the last five calendar quarters are considered. The quarters considered for monetary benefits are also known as the base year.

In the base year, the following conditions must be met by the applicants to gain eligibility for monetary benefits:

  • Applicants must have earned a minimum of $3400 gross wages.
  • The applicant must have a minimum of two-quarters of covered wages.
  • The total gross wages in the base year must be more than 1.5 higher than the quarter with the highest wages.

If the applicants tick all the boxes above, they may then be eligible for the weekly monetary benefits. If approved, an applicant may receive a maximum of $275 as a weekly benefit, based on his/her wages earned in the base period.

Applicants will be allowed to draw benefits for not more than 12 weeks, and the maximum benefit amount earned will not exceed $3,300. These figures are the maximum limit that one can earn in the state of Florida. One may find out about the monetary benefit amount that he/she is eligible to obtain by using the following method:

Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA): In Florida, WBA is calculated by taking the wages from the highest earning quarter, and dividing it by 26, or the weekly amount $275, whichever is less. For instance, if you earned $5,000 in your top quarter, your WBA will be $6,500/26, which is $250. In case if you made $7,800 in your top quarter, your WBA will not be (7,800/26) $300, as $300 is lesser than the maximum limit of $275, in which case, you shall receive $275.

Maximum Benefit Amount (MBA): MBA of an applicant is calculated by taking the total base wages of the applicant and dividing it by 4, or the yearly maximum limit of $3,300, whichever is less. For instance, if the total wages of an applicant is $10,000, his/her WBA will be (10,000/4) $2,500. However, if the applicant’s total wages are $14,000, his/her WBA will not be (14,000/4) $3,500, but it will be $3,300, as the maximum limit.

Find out more about eligibility requirements

Job Separation

Monetary eligibility will not guarantee weekly benefits for the applicants. Once they prove their monetary eligibility, they must then establish the reason for separating from their previous establishment.

 

The applicant must have left the previous organization for no fault of his/hers whatsoever. If an applicant quits from his/her previous organization for any of the below-mentioned reasons, they would not qualify for the benefits:

  • Applicant quit the job due to the lack of job satisfaction.
  • The applicant failed to show up to work without prior notice.
  • No reasonable efforts were made by the applicant to improve job performance.
  • The applicant was fired for being under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the work premises.
  • No reasonable effort is taken by the applicant to solve ongoing issues.
  • The applicant was caught stealing or damaging company property.
  • The applicant was not involved in any form of criminal activity in his previous activity.  
  • The applicant was fired for acting against the organization’s interests.
  • A serious, life-altering injury sustained by the applicant.

The concerned department will connect with the applicants and their previous employers to register the reason for separation. If it is established that the applicant was let go of the previous organization for no fault of his/hers, he/she will become eligible for benefits.

Know more on non-monetary eligibility criteria

Maintaining Eligibility

The purpose of unemployment insurance is to support citizens monetarily when they lose a job until they find another one. It is, thus, important that the claimants keep up the pursuit of a job during the benefit period, or they may lose the eligibility to claim benefits.

In order to maintain eligibility during the benefit period, the applicants must adhere to the following points:

  • The applicant must be ready to take up any jobs and must be on an active look-out for one.
  • The applicant must be disabled, as the state of Florida provides separate programs for the disabled.
  • In order to display that you are looking for a job, you must contact at least 5 prospective employers on a weekly basis to show that you are actively pursuing a job.
  • For those coming from counties with a population less than 75,000, they must visit at least three prospective employers weekly.
  • If you fail to meet the required number of prospective employers in any given week, you must meet a representative from your local CareerSource Florida to access reemployment services.
  • Earnings must be reported every week, even if the applicant has not been paid in the given week.

Find out on job search requirements

How to Apply For UI Benefits in Florida?

Once you obtain the required documents, you may then proceed to file for unemployment benefits. In the state of Florida, all claims for unemployment benefits must be made through the online application process.

Online

Applicants must logon to CONNECT portal – https://connect.myflorida.com and fill in the necessary data to complete the filing process.

Filing the claim through the online portal is mandatory in the state of Florida unless they exempted by law for the following reasons:

  • The applicant is illiterate or does know the required languages to log in to the CONNECT portal.
  • The applicant is not a resident of Florida.
  • The applicant is on a temporary layoff, of not more than 8 weeks from the date he/she last worked for an employer.
  • The applicant is participating in the approved Short-term Compensation Plan (STC).
  • The applicant is physically, mentally or visually impaired to use a computer.
  • The applicant is legally not allowed to use a computer.

Telephone

Filing claims through telephone are only made possible for those who are exempted from filing claims online. Such individuals may dial 1-800-681-8102 to get assistance for filing claims for monetary benefits.

How to File Weekly Claims

After applying for benefits, the applicants must log in to the CONNECT portal on a biweekly basis to request for benefit payment. For those who have given an exemption from the online application may dial 1-800-681-8102 to find out more about the weekly claiming procedure.

Learn how to claim weekly benefits

UI Benefits Amount

Unemployment benefits is a joint federal-state program. It provides temporary benefit payments to partially replace lost wages. The following UI Benefits Calculator will help the applicant to determine the approximate UI Benefits amount that he/she can receive in

Benefits Calculator

Use the calculator to find out how much weekly benefits you may approximately earn in the state of Florida.

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Disclaimer: The estimates are good in faith and accuracy is not guaranteed. We are not liable for any loss and damages caused by using the tools on our website. This calculator is here to assist you in evaluating what you might obtain if you are entitled to receive benefits. We make no promises that the sum you receive will be equal to what the calculator illustrates.

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Things to Know After Filing An Application

Once the application for benefits is filed, the claimant will have more responsibilities to make sure that they receive the monetary benefits uninterrupted. The immediate actions that need to be taken by the claimants after filing for benefits are:

  • All claimants must register for work in the Employ Florida website.
  • It is recommended to review the monetary determination. If there are any issues in the determination, claimants can appeal against the decision.
  • Claimants are advised to constantly review CONNECT home page to complete any open fact-finding and respond to important messages.

Overpayments and Frauds

If the claimants receive benefits more than the amount that was supposed to receive either knowingly or unknowingly will lead to an overpayment of benefits. Intentionally receiving benefit amount that does not belong to the claimant will lead to it being deemed fraud.

Non-fraud Overpayment

Overpayments in Florida are the occurrence of any oversight, miscalculation, or misunderstanding of benefit amount calculation. Situations such as technical errors, RAAC orders or court decisions leading to redistribution may also lead to non-fraud overpayment.

When such scenarios of overpayment occur, the concerned department will send a notice to the claimants, mandating them to pay back the excessive amount. Post receiving the notice, the claimant must make arrangements to pay back the stipulated amount. Refer to the points below to know more on the information relating to repayment:

  • Repayment can be made via money or check, with an attached payment coupon.
  • Repayment can also be made on the CONNECT website.
  • Claimants can pay the entire amount in a lump sum or can choose to pay in installments.
  • The claimants must pay a minimum of 10% of the total original balance on a monthly basis.  

Fraud Overpayment

In Florida, any false statements made by the claimant or concealing important facts will be considered as fraud. Some of the examples of fraud in Florida are:

  • Not reporting wages that were earned over the course of the week intentionally.
  • Under-reporting the wages earned
  • Lying or misrepresenting the facts on the reason for job separation.
  • Forging documents to prove eligibility for benefits.

If a claimant is found guilty of committing fraud, he/she will be subject to the following penalties:

  • The claimant will have to repay the entire excess amount received with a 15% penalty.
  • Will not be eligible for unemployment benefits either on a week-by-week basis or for an entire year.
  • May also be referred to the state attorney and be prosecuted in the court.
  • In the state of Florida, fraud is considered a third-degree felony and the accused may face severe consequences.

Benefits Extension

The federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) is not available in the state of Florida, as it has become defunct as of Dec 28, 2013.

Job Training Assistance

State of Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity and  Reemployment Assistance Program provides Job Assistance Resources to claimants to help them find employment. The department not only assists in career planning and job planning but also helps veterans, seniors and military spouses through various programs.

In order to provide job assistance, the department provides the following services:

  • Employ Florida: Applicants get advice on resumes, job applications, and career options through a vast pool of online resources.
  • Green Jobs: The state of Florida promotes job search in green-sector jobs. It prioritizes job-opening renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conversation fields.
  • CareerSource Centers: These centers help the applicants in the job search.
  • People First: This program helps the applicants to search and apply for government positions.
  • Teach in Florida: This program provides additional resources to those who are interested in careers in Florida’s school system.

Know more about job training opportunities

Florida Office Locations and Phone Numbers


Locate your nearest unemployment office



To get information via telephone, find the list of numbers that you may need during your benefit period:

FL Unemployment Office Phone Numbers

To file a claim 1-800-681-8102
Details on unemployment insurance 1-800-204-2418
Agency Assist 1-800-342-9909
RA Fraud Hotline 1-877-846-8770

Frequently Asked Question

Q. How do I file my claim for unemployment benefits in Florida?
In the state of Florida, you must file your claims through the online portal called - CONNECT. You need to get an exemption from the concerned department if you are incapable of using the internet. If you get an exemption, you can then file for unemployment benefits by calling - 1-800-681-8102.
Q. How do I file an appeal?

The claimant must appeal hearing within 20 calendar days after the distribution date of the determination. If the 20th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday you may file the appeal the next business day.

Q. What is CONNECT?

CONNECT is Florida’s Reemployment Assistance claims system. CONNECT offers access to file, manage, and review your claim details 24/7.

Q. Help, I received a technical error. What do I do?
There are two common causes of technical issues with CONNECT:
  • CONNECT is not compatible with mobile devices. CONNECT was designed for desktop computers.
  • CONNECT is most compatible with Internet Explorer 11.

If the technical errors persist after making these adjustments, please contact the department at 1-800-204-2418.
Q. Will I be eligible for unemployment insurance while working part-time and how will it affect my claim/benefits?

If your gross earnings for a claim week is equal to or greater than your weekly benefit amount, no unemployment compensation benefits will be paid to you for that week. You do not lose the benefits - the benefits are just not paid for that week. The benefits remain as available credits. You must also continue seeking full-time employment unless all of your work during the base period of your claim was part-time work.

Q. What am I expected to do once I complete the application process?
After completing your application process, you are required to complete the following tasks:
  • You must register for work through the Employ Florida without fail.
  • You should make sure to review your Monetary Determination.
  • Do not forget to maintain a record of your weekly job contacts and request benefits biweekly.
  • You must also review your Home page in CONNECT to complete any open fact-finding and review any important messages on your account.
Q. Can my claim be backdated to when I became unemployed?

In the state of Florida, the Unemployment Compensation Law mandates that the effective date of your claim must be the Sunday prior to the date you file your claim.

Q. What documents do I need to establish a valid work search contact?
In order to establish a valid work search contact, you need to submit the following documents:
  • Date of Contacting the prospective employer
  • How did you contact the prospective employer? (In person, Online, Fax, Phone, etc.)
  • Contact details of the employer, such as the name of the business, the name of the employer, telephone number, address, website URL and an e-mail ID.
  • Results of your search
  • Type of work sought
Q. When does a claim end?

The claim will be expired after the passing of 365 days. Payments end when the balance runs out OR the end date passes.

. How many work search contacts do I need to provide to the department per benefit week?
You need to provide five work search contacts per week.
The following are exceptions and exemptions:
  • If you come from a low-population county - three contacts weekly
  • If you are a Union Member, you are required to remain in good standing and maintain regular contact with your Union.
  • If you are offered new employment and have a start date within 6 weeks - exempted from the work search requirements.
  • If you are a part of an approved training program - exempted from the work search requirements.

Questions & Answers

    1. Jessie,

      Hope your husband gets well soon. You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

    2. Forgot to tell you the Florida EEO and Florida Civil Rights are run by illegals so forget trying to get justice thru these people…..:(

    1. Jackie,

      You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  1. I am 63, I sold my business 5 yrs ago. I have not worked since, expecting to maybe find another business to get into. I have not and now am unable to find a decent job. What are my options.

    1. Tom,

      Unemployment Insurance benefits are offered to claimants who’ve had active employment and earnings in the last 4-5 calendar quarters. Please check on the internet or visit a Labor office in the vicinity to inquire about other benefits.

  2. Hi,
    I filled the unemployment application 2 weeks ago, I uploaded my résumé and answer all the questions. What else should I do to receive the unemployment compensation?

    Regards,

    1. Dag,

      Please wait for the letter of determination which essentially says if the claim has been approved or not. After which, you’re required to make a weekly claim and file job search reports.

  3. Hello,
    I recently filed a HR complaint on my boss and ever since then she has made the work place a hostile environment and isn’t as friendly or professional as she would towards me. I have found a contract job but the training is not paid. Can I collect unemployment while training?

    1. Jasenia,

      UI benefits are only extended to claimants who’re completely out of work. Please call the Unemployment Office for further clarification.

  4. After my unemployment of completed or finished in Florida I desperately accepted a contracted temp position working from home in another state(Texas) which they were not deducting taxes. The temp position is over after 6 months-can I continue collecting unemployment in Florida?

    1. Denise,

      Contract employment does not qualify since employers’ do not remit taxes that contribute to the fund. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  5. If you received a lump sum severance not attached to specific period of time. Can you apply for unemployment?

  6. I resigned from a job in May 2017. Had savings to live on, but didn’t think I’d be out of work for over five months. Filed for unemployment in October, and have received first benefit check. Received letter today stating I am eligible for benefits (due to leaving hostile work environment) dating back to May 21st. Can I request benefits for the time between May 25th (my actual last day) and October 1st?

  7. I started a new job on 5/1/17 and was just fired on 10/25/17 making 55k a year. I am getting 3 months severance pay. Can I apply for unemployment and if so when should I start the process? Unfortunately, Uncle Sam is taking a chunk of this money so its really not 3 months severance.

  8. I quit my job because I have a better job offer with starting date,on my last day with my previous employer I received a call from the new job that states they will move my starting date because they were not able to complete my background check because there is no system on Pr consequence of the hurricane and per protocol they need that info.I asked my previous employee if I could keep my job for a couple of weeks and I was told NO.Right now I’m unemployed without any income ,what should I do?

    1. Mary,

      Your state will have exclusive benefits for workers affected by the hurricane. Please call the Claims Center for further details.

  9. Hello,

    I received a severance packet from my job of 21 years this month. The severance provided three months of pay. At what point can I apply for unemployment benefits?

  10. I am being involuntarily severed (laid off) after 42 years of employment with the same company. I will be able to receive my pension starting January1st 2018, My termination date is November 30th 2017. Can I get benefits for December 2017?

  11. My employer says I may qualify for unemployment for a week I could not work because of the hurricane. How would I claim this since I’m not fired ,quit or laid off?

    1. Rachel,

      Your state may have an exclusive program for hurricane-affected workers. Please call the Unemployment Office or visit the website to know the procedure.

  12. Florida unemployment says I was paid today, Sept. 29th. The problem is the money I need, the payment, is not in my bank account. I called and I guess you guys arent open where I live, Lakeland, FL. Where is my unemployment payment? Has someone stolen it? I humbly ask for your help. I need the funds to help me survive.

    1. Ryan,

      Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim file. Call the Claims Center immediately for an update on payment status.

  13. I live in Pennsylvania and work out of my home for doctors in Sarasota, Florida. They are discontinuing my job as of the end of October. Can I apply for unemployment even though I’m getting social security?? And I would apply for unemployment benefits in Florida and not Pennsylvania-right??

    1. Betty,

      You should be applying from the state where your employment was based. In most states, they let you draw both UI and SS benefits. Please call the Unemployment Office.

  14. If i paid unemployment insurance for many years and the company went out of business and i am on social
    security and i am 78 years old,can i collect unemployment? that’s my question.

    1. Robert,

      You should be able to collect. Please call the Unemployment Office to clarify and to ascertain the impact of SS benefits.

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

    1. Gloria,

      Please use the Calculator available on this website to estimate benefits. Call the Unemployment Office for further details.

    2. Layoffs and Terminations are frequent in the State of Florida due to the avoidance of Civil Rights division of the State of Florida that stonewall EEO Lawyers. Please seek multiple access to getting re-employed I recommend you view careersinflorida dot weebly dot com or email them at; careersinflorida at AOL dot com

  15. I went to work in a new business field about six months ago. The field is purchase money home loans. The company pays a small salary but the majority of compensation is supposed to be commission. Unfortunately, of all the applicants, very few have qualified and so I haven’t had a loan go through to closing yet. I know I will be terminated for lack of production as this is a sales oriented position. I have never been terminated before and am concerned about having a termination on my job history. However, I made need to file for unemployment benefits. My question is, can I still collect unemployment if I resign before the termination or should I wait for termination to be eligibile?

    1. Carlton,

      Firstly, please check with your employer if they remit taxes into the system. Secondly, if you resign voluntarily, you will not qualify to receive UI benefits.

  16. i worked for 24 years at my last job till may 2015—i left because of health reasons-liver cancer and liver transplant aug 2015–i have been recieving social security since june 2015–am i still able to get unemployment benefits ????????

    1. Unfortunately, personal reasons are not considered.You may not be eligible to claim under such circumstances.

      Please speak to the Unemployment Office.

  17. I was going to school and working and had to file for time off to finish in another state to graduate. If I was terminated for attendance reasons because of delayed flights would I qualify for UI?

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  18. I was told I am being laid off and my last day of employment is in a month can I apply in advance for my benefits

  19. I was picked up on warrants I had no idea were out there–I was incarnated and unable to reach work within about 6 days. They terminated me due to abandoning my job but my immediate supervisor knew where is was can I collect uneployment

    1. Well, Unemployment Insurance is only offered to those who lose their job due to involuntary reasons.

      Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office by calling them.

  20. I am quitting my job because of poor management and the way they have treated me. Can I collect unemployment as I search for a new job?

    1. Well, if you were harassed or working under hostile conditions, you can quit and collect.

      However, I suggest that you speak to the Unemployment Office to confirm before making a decision on your employment.

  21. I was fired from my previous employer because I reported safety issues to OSHA. I haven’t had any contact back from OSHA regarding the report, nor have I found a job in the amount of time since. Will I qualify for benefits?

    1. Yes, you can be eligible to claim UI benefits if the separation from the job was due to involuntary reasons.

      Please consider applying and keep supporting documents handy in case of a dispute.

  22. I put in the wrong pin and you locked me out I need to reset it and it directs me to call you at 1 800 297 0586 and I can’t get through I need to get this done asap

    1. Please note this is a private forum. You got locked out of a govt. website.

      Please let us know the nature of the problem when you call.

    1. If you’re waiting for the first payment, it takes about 7-10 working days. For details on regular claims, please refer to the official website.

  23. I was terminated from my job after 4 months because they claimed I lied on my application regarding an arrest that happened more than 10 years ago. When I did the application it said “was I ever charged with a crime?” I answered “no” because I was never charged, went to court or trial. The case was thrown out. It was a domestic matter and have never been in trouble with the law or gotten a ticket. Come to find out that “charged” means arrested. Am I eligible for unemployment?

    1. I am not sure since it depends on local laws. Please consult a lawyer or contact the Unemployment Office to ascertain eligibility.

  24. Hello,

    Can you file for unemployment if you are pregnant and the company does not offer maternity pay? The company does not offer short term disability. Only FMLA which is unpaid.

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

    1. You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

      Plese call the Unemployment Office for confirmation.

    1. It will be treated as an income and have a bearing when you apply for UI benefits.

      Please call the Unemployment Benefits to inquire about the nature of the impact.

  25. I applied for unemployment last year it took a while but finally it vit approved..couple of months ago i got a letterfrom them saying i was to pay all that money back…what gives?

  26. the company I was working for lost to another company I got hired by the new company, its been 3 weeks without any hours can I get unemployment?

    1. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
      The IRS Laws to those agencies that are to send out a 1099-G, you have until January/31st to provide the claimant a copy of the 2016 tax year. It is March and I have not received my 1099-G by mail and I cannot get it from the online system that the disgruntle State employees have damaged because I have been copying my denial of Unemployment benefits to Gov.Scott and the State Civil Rights Commission. Please send them out as per the LAW!
      Pablo

  27. I want to know if I qualify for Unemployment. I work in a company which because of financial difficulties lowered me from 40 hours to 25 hours a week.

  28. I was laid off because they where selling the press, and they did not a spot for me at this time they where very nice about it and said they would see if they had something open I would be considered for rehire.

  29. I quit due to stress related medical issues instead of choosing to take stress meds, boss had changed my position against my choice and I tried to make it work but boss refused to give me back position I was hired for when asking. Am I eligible? I’ve never used unemployement before.

    1. Unfortunately, personal reasons are not considered. If you quit voluntarily, you may not qualify.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further details.

  30. I had to leave my job in Arizona due to my husbands employment and relocation. Would I be eligible for unemployment in Florida?

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  31. I am self employed for the past 5 yrs. I recently was put on suspension for 6 mo. can I file for unemployment during this time.

    1. Self-employed workers are generally not eligible to claim UI benefits.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further details.

    1. Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim information.

      You can call the Claims Center for an update on the payment status.

      1. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,
        I have filed since 11/08/2016, I see twoweeks held back “PAID” on your Payment Claims Screen. But I have recieved no checks to my “direct deposit” account also weeks thereafter are valid and all my account information has been updated and is current. I have called the Bank and they agree that the State of Florida has not sent nor processed any direct payments to my account. Would verify why within your Employees they have placed this unlawful coercion intentionally against me. And if found that person should be terminated.cc: I hope to be gainfully employed in 2017 and be forced to apply for $10/hr only jobs by these State Employees.

        1. Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to the claims system.

          You may call the Unemployment Office for an update on claim status.

  32. Good afternoon
    Like to know why my wife did not received anything from the government, when she was approved, because Hurricane Matthew!, and filled out all necessary documents?!
    Please let us know, we have two kids at home and she was out 3 weeks from work!
    Thank you and Happy Holidays
    Gyula Kadar

    1. Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to the systems. Please call the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided for an update on the claim status.

    1. If you started the application online, please log-in again to be able to continue.

      If the application was filed over the phone, please follow the same procedure again.

  33. I WAS LAOD OFF IN MARCH. HAVE NEVER FILED UNEMPLOYMENT BEFORE. BEEN LIVING ON MY SAVINGS. I HAVE A WIFE AN 3 LIL GIRLS. THAT LIVE WITH ME. I MADE OVER 100GS LAST YEAR. But just cant find nothings even close.
    If i file will they give me a check for the 19 weeks ive already been out of work? Or will they start it from now.

    1. You should have filed as soon as you were laid off to make use of the “Base Period”. Please use the Benefits Calculator available on this website to ascertain eligibility.

    1. You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

      Please call the Unemployment Office.

    1. If you got separated from the last job due to involuntary reasons, you can be eligible to apply for UI until you find employment.

    1. Temporary jobs do not qualify since they are generally under contract.

      Please check with your employer if they pay Unemployment Taxes.

  34. Is a person of full retirement age, working full time and laid off, and also drawing social security benefits qualify for unemployment benefits?

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