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.

  1. So I have gone to the website listed above (several hundred times) and there is NO PLACE TO ADD weekly job searches! HELP!!!!!

    1. Alysha,

      Please call the Claims Center for assistance in this matter. We do not have access to the online claims system.

      1. Theodore,

        Please call the Claims Center for specific assistance over the phone. Make sure to try logging in again and check before calling the office.

    1. Johnny,

      You’re required to file weekly claims until the time you’ve been approved for. Please call the Claims Center for more information.

    1. If I work full time 40 hours per week , but my employer cut my hours back to 31- 36 hours per week can I claim unemployment fir the rest ?

      1. Tammy,

        You can be eligible to claim partial UI benefits for the lost hours. Please consider applying until the hours are restored.

  2. I filed for unemployment in Sept. I received benefits for one week, file again and was placed on adjudication. Filed again and have again placed on adjudication. Can someone please explain why? This last claims filing I made sure all entries were correct and downloaded pdf’s. I just don’t get it. Thanks

    1. Tina,

      The adjudication may have been activated due to a dispute. Please contact the adjudicator to access all the paperwork and to stay up to date with the process.

  3. My name Diana Nguyen, 07/02/2017 I applied for unemployment and I have a case; but up to now I haven’t receive any thing yet.
    Please help,
    Diana Nguyen

    1. Diana,

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

  4. I have an appeal that I mailed 2 weeks ago. I’ve had to quit a job that was 30-35 minutes from where I am living, taking care of my 93 year old father. He fell while I was working, so I had to quit that job to help him out more. I can still work, but need to be closer to home, so I can check on him. Unemployment says that since I quit my job, I cannot collect anymore. I did not have a choice in this matter, and will bring in a note from my father’s doctor, if needed. Please help.

  5. I received , five weeks of checks and claimed my weeks on the may 17 they said it should be on my debit card and it isn’ my next call in date is the ,6th . where is my money

    1. Please chase the authorities for an update by calling the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided.

  6. I’m already approved for UI benefits and I received my first payment question is; if my day to claim my weeks fall on a Thursday, will my payment be posted on Friday?

  7. I was laid off on 04/11/17. However I did not have the severance paperwork in hand until 05/04/17. I registered and filed the initial claim/paperwork online the next day, 05/05/17.

    Is there a way to file a claim for those three weeks (04/12/17-05/04/17)in which I was not working, but was still negotiating and waiting on the severance package paperwork?

    1. I am not sure if you can claim retrospectively. Please call the Claims Center for further instructions.

  8. Today is March 20, 2017. When will I be able to do my weekly filing for week 3/5/17 – 3/11/17? I do not see it available yet today. The latest week I was able to file a claim for was 2/27/17-3/4/17. Are the weekly filings held back 12 days?

  9. I filed my initial claim already. I want to make sure there is nothing else I need to do before I receive my first check? Where do I go on the site to send in my Weekly Employment? Please send a link. Thank you for your help.

  10. Where do I go to request a weekly request. Or do I have to wait until November 11? But still where is the link. Just getting the run around. Always end up in the same spot

  11. What if you work only 10 hours a week?, I was told I can apply for benefits if I am employed on 10 hours. Due to a back injury my employer is trying to make me quit by reducing my hours to only 10 a week.

    1. Generally, voluntary reasons such as health issues are not considered.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in your state for further information.

  12. I have already ap[plyed for unemployment benefits . Where do I go on the computer to find the weekly from to apply on line

  13. Please, does Florida require a non-payable waiting week each time you file for temporary unemployment throughout the year? Or is it a one time requirement? Thank you

  14. My name is jean I was do accident at my job the fired me because I working slow my physical not fill well now I stay home have 4 kids to take care my bills my wife working she not make money to help

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

    1. We do not precise information in this regard. Please call the Unemployment Office in your state.

      All income must be ideally reported.

  15. 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

    1. 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

  16. 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?

    1. 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.

  17. 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!

    1. 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.

  18. 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?

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

  20. 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.

    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.

    1. 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.

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

      We do not have access to the claims filed.

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

    1. 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.

  23. 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?

  24. 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.

  25. 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?

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *