Reemployment Assistance Benefits

NOTICE: Work Registration and Job Search Waivers have been extended to January 2, 2021.

Don’t wait to start on the work registration process. Claimants are required to provide five work search contacts for every week of Reemployment Assistance benefits requested from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The requirements are only applicable to weeks before March 15, 2020 and after January 2, 2021.

To claim benefits:

Work Registration:  All applicants must complete an Employ Florida profile, provide a valid e-mail address, complete or upload a resume and complete the background history on your profile. For a step-by-step guide on work registration, click here.

Under normal circumstances, you are required to register with Employ Florida. When creating (or updating) your Employ Florida (EF) profile, you must provide a valid e-mail address, upload or create a current resume, and complete background history on your profile. If you filed a claim prior to March 15, 2020 or filed a claim after January 2, 2021, this requirement is still applicable to you.

Work search:  Provide five work search contacts weekly.  If work search is done in Employ Florida, the system automatically exports the searches to CONNECT. If not done in EF the claimant will be required to provide the job listing and contact for how the search was conducted. Claimants may also receive an accountable service from a staff member; these services are career services and require a full Wagner -Peyser application and engagement with a career development coach. You may request assistance with registration, work search and/or career service assistance by contacting CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion at 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visiting one of our Career Centers in Citrus, Levy or Marion counties.

CONTACT US

 

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FLORIDA’S REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, POPULARLY KNOWN AS “UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE” OR “UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION,” PROVIDES TEMPORARY WAGE BENEFITS FOR THOSE OUT OF WORK THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. IT IS ADMINISTERED BY THE  FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (DEO).

The fastest and best way to file new claims for Reemployment Assistance is by using DEO’s mobile-friendly application portal. The portal is accessible by mobile phone and desktop computer  at www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication

If you filed using the CONNECT system, please be advised that DEO conducts nightly maintenance to process claims and payments. CONNECT is available daily from 8 a.m. to 7:59 p.m.

This schedule does not affect those filing new claims which may be filed 24 hours a day, seven days per week at FloridaJobs.org by selecting “New Applicants”

Visit Keep Floridians First for resources for those faced with unemployment due to COVID-19.

WHAT IF I  NEED HELP USING THE SYSTEM?

DEO’s Virtual System operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  and weekends from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST.  Contact the following for more information:

If you EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES, we may be able to provide limited assistance. Call 800-434-JOBS

LOCATIONS

Marion County

2703 NE 14th St. Ocala, FL 34470

Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(352) 840-5700 | (800) 434-5627

Citrus County

683 S. Adolph Point Lecanto, FL 34461

Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(352) 249-3278 | (800) 434-5627

Levy County

2175 NW 11th Dr. Chiefland, FL 32626

Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(352) 493-6813 | (800) 434-5627

Corporate Office

3003 SW College Road, Suite 205, Ocala, FL 34474

Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(352) 873-7939 | (800) 746-9950