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Florida Unemployment Weekly Claim

Updated : June 19th, 2019

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. I’ve tried (no exaggeration) 50 times to access my claim and push through weekly requests, with no luck fully completing any of the weekly payment requests. I’ve tried various times of day and evening. I started my claim on 3/29 – which took 8 hours to file on two separate days!
    I’m working on the highest internet bandwidth, and checked my internet browsers for compatibility. Confirmed it should work. I’m scared I wont be able to claim on my benefits and the site continues to express urgency. Is anything being done to help staff up, build in further servers, or something! I don’t know. But every day that passes, where I cant get in, my mind races with why this is not getting fixed. Site down for 2 business days, and I don’t see any improvement. I’m’ crying and absolutely besides myself with how the system is failing me..in the one time I needed it!

    1. Susan,

      I can understand your situation. Please wait for an update from the office. There will be thousands of applications for the office to be processed. Make sure to check the status at regular intervals.

  2. I already completed my claim online and I’m supposed to claim my weeks on April 7 but I have been unable to do so. Is there any other way to claim the weeks?

    1. Lourdes,

      Please try finding answers online since there might be limited phone support due to the shortage of staffing. You can use the “Resources” or “FAQs” section of the website.

  3. I am furlough from work since the Major of Miami shut all business close, did the claim portion, so can I apply for a job of all business is shut down till May. I have been on the phone and website,

  4. I have a job but we have no work for 2 weeks because of the Coronavirus. When I apply what do I need to prove I am not getting paid?

    1. Chris,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state‚Äôs official Unemployment website.

      1. Rafael,

        Please note this is a private forum and we do not have any links with the Unemployment Office. Please call the Claims Center for an update on your claim.

        1. John,

          This is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim file. Please call the Claims Center for a status update.

  5. AM I RECEIVING MY BENEFITS RETROACTIVE FROM THE DAY OF THE HURRICANE, OCTOBER 10, 2018? IS IT THE MONEY I SEE IN MY ACCOUNT? WILL IT CONTINUE UNTIL TODAY, NOV. 28, AS I AM RETURNING TO WORK TONIGHT? I THINK I MAY HAVE THIS PAST WEEK YET? THANK YOU!

    1. Wayne,

      Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim file. Please call the Claims Center for assistance.

    1. Michael,

      Please note this is a private website and we do not have access to the claims system. We suggest you call the Claims Center for specific assistance.

  6. The system only wants to let me claim every two weeks. I have trouble remembering every job I’ve applied to. I would like to file weekly. I’m not very good on computers either. I’m having a terrible time claiming my benifits.

    1. Julio,

      Please call the Claims Center on the phone numbers for an update. Alternatively, we highly recommend you log in on the official website of the Unemployment Office to access relevant information.

  7. How do add weeeks i got paid for 4 or 5 all at once.. Can’t file for anymore weeks and have max beneifits it is active and everything..

    1. James,

      As much as I am aware, you cannot claim it all at once. It has to be weekly payments. Please call the Claims Center for clarification.

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