Florida Unemployment Extension

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) is a federal extension after regular Florida reemployment assistance benefits. EUC benefits are broken into four tiers or levels:

  • EUC Tier I:  Provides up to 20 additional weeks of benefits.
  • EUC Tier II:  Provides up to 14 additional weeks of benefits.
  • EUC Tier III:  Provides up to 13 additional weeks of benefits.
  • EUC Tier IV:  Provides up to six additional weeks of benefits.

EUC benefits are available to claimants who exhausted all entitlement to regular benefits. The last week an individual can receive EUC under any tier is the week ending December 28, 2013.

In order to be eligible for EUC, your final regular reemployment assistance benefit payment must be for the week ending December 21, 2013 or earlier. If you qualify, an EUC claim will be filed automatically and a determination letter will be sent to you within seven days after you claimed your last weeks of reemployment assistance.

If you have been receiving EUC benefits and you received a final payment notice for  EUC Tier I, II, or III, you will receive a determination letter of monetary entitlement in the mail and will automatically be enrolled in the next level of EUC. However, the last week payable on the EUC program is the week ending December 28, 2013 regardless of any benefits remaining on the claim.

If you did not receive an EUC determination letter within seven days after you claimed your last weeks of unemployment, contact us at 1-800-204-2418, press option 2 for assistance.

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Under federal law, as of 2019, EUC benefits are no longer available.

Extensions for collecting UI payments are in effect only during periods of high unemployment and only if the state or federal government take specific action to provide extended benefits.

  1. The laws were changed by Rick Scott and the Republicans in the Florida. This state has the worst benefits in the country. The Republications call these benefits that you’ve worked for all of life ” FREE ENTITLEMENTS”..

  2. I agree, Fl’s policy on this is very interesting coupled with increased cost of living in FL. Someone whom is making these decisions is clearly disconnected and/or uncaring on reality as it relates to those trying to reinsert themselves in this vey complex market. WOW!

    • Yes it does. Never have I ask for help at 69, but I lost my husband immediately in a motorcycle accident 10/22/21. Then my job 1/24/22. I have no money and can’t get a job!!!!! U has to leave my city down south and move all I had by myself, because of no money!! To live with my mom!! I’m grateful but 12 weeks when ever other state has 32 weeks!!??

  3. To all readers,

    Being steadily employed for several years and now looking since my company closed, I share the frustration with the lack of support from a system that we all pay into for years. It would appear to be that this system is a government enforced scam and broken.

    • I was employed with the same Company for 7 years. My unemployment runs out at the end of this month. No Extensions in Florida, WOW! So, I’m 60 years old, a female and if I cant find a job, then what?

      • Cheryl,

        The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  4. its a max benefit of 2988 for earnings of 25012 I don’t see the figure as being correct and if this is insurance how can they tax it

    • Its unreal! I moved up to Massachusetts and they all you to collect 26 weeks plus in some cases and up to $670.00 per week. I made 60k a year for several years and all FL will pay is $275 a week for ONLY 12 WEEKS!!! Seems inhumane.

    • Tommy,

      Please provide details surrounding your question. Let us know the source of the figure you’ve quoted.

  5. I too do not understand this system older workers are being discriminated against by business and now unemployment, i have been out of work for over a year with just the 12 weeks compensation while colleague who got laid off at the right time and were supported by the state for much longer. This seems like a political decision and not based on need, I have paid into the system for decades and never had a claim and now when I have needed help I ended up on the street due to the lack of jobs available for older citizens.

    • Jeff,

      I can understand your frustration.I am pretty sure age has nothing to do with the weeks a claimant is approved for. Having said this, you may want to speak to the authorities for clarification.

  6. Please explain why I have been paying for Unemployment Insurance for over 42 years and now that I need it,I only qualify for 12 weeks.To say that this is fair is just idiotic.

    • Tim,

      I can understand your frustration. The weeks are determined on multiple factors. I suggest you call the Claims Center to get an explanation.

  7. My unemployment sas that’s it’s exhausted after 3 months of benifits. What are my options, as I have been looking for a job with no luck. What are my options from here onwards?

    • The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  8. My claim was effective 07/24/2016, my benefit year end date is 07/23/2017; however, my account status says it is exhausted… why is that when it says that it will expire within a year?

    • From what I understand, it seems that there is no money left in your account or all the benefits weeks were claimed.

      You may call the Claims Center for further information.

  9. I have just been told that I only have 12 weeks of UI benefits. What happens when that runs out and why is it only 12 weeks? I was searching for jobs six months before I even applied for UI benefits and now I only have months of help. Are there extensions available? Am I able to extend those benefits to what the maximum term of (I think 20 weeks) or is there anything I can to to get benefits past my 12 weeks? Am I able to re-apply for new benefits when the 12 eeks run out?
    Thank you

    • Each claimant is approved a fixed number of benefit weeks of up to 26 weeks on the basis of eligibility

      Please note there is no federal extension available. You can call the Unemployment Office in your state for further information.


    • Please note this is not a govt. website and we do not have access to your claim information.

      Follow up on the phone numbers provided.

  11. I have $552.00 dollars of unemployment left and todays date is 11/12/2015 can i get an extention?. I have been job hunting like crazy and can’t find anything yet.

    • Please note there is no federal extension available.

      Call the claims center for further information in this regard.

    • The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  12. Since there are so many people still out of work, why isn’t an extension of benefits been put in place. I am now 60 and this is the longest time since Jan 2014 that I have not worked and I only received 16 weeks of Fl unemployment, for which I have lived since 11 months old. Now at my age and 2014 graduates I feel someone needs to look into this and give us a reason why Dec 28, 2013 is the cut off date for extensions.
    Thanks, awaiting your immediate reply

    • You want to know why there is no more Unemployment Extension? Stupid working class now out of work people voting for rich and greedy republicans who think anyone one on unemployment is to lazy to go out and get another job.

  13. How long will this go on for? When will the extension in Florida happen? People who have not found jobs yet are looking at loosing their homes. We worked many years and now need help and can not count on congress to help us. Everything is a priority as we are not. This is not fair to all of us. Please do the right thing as many others are suffering trying to help us. Please!

  14. I have just completed my UI benefits in SC, but was laid off in FL in Dec 2013. Am I eligible for UI benefits in Fl?

  15. I have five weeks of unemployment left. I have been interviewing and have several possibilities; if I am not employed by then, do I qualify for an extension of benefits?

    Thank you so much,


    • There is no extension available at this time. Please check with the labor dept in your state.

  16. I read something about Florida’s unemployment benefits are 100% federally funded, how can this be? I have received benefit checks since August 2013 and now received a letter saying “Emergency Unemployment Compensation is Ending. Does this apply to me? Why am I on “emergency” compensation as I have only been receiving since August 2013?

  17. Im just filed for EUC benefits with PA and just move to FL what do I do can I just keep filing with pa or do I have to transfer to FL.

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