Frequently asked questions about Florida’s unemployment system

Frequently asked questions about Florida's unemployment system

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has provided some answers to what it claims are the unemployment questions it is receiving the most. 1.How do people apply for/receive their CARES Act Money through the three application methods? (CONNECT, new website, mail in) When do they receive this money? DEO Response on 4/14/2020: “If you have filed a new Reemployment Assistance benefits claim and it is being processed; or you have an existing RA claim, there is nothing you need to do to receive the additional benefits. Payments will be issued as they become available.” 2. Why is the CONNECT website asking people for their work search information if the Governor has waived that requirement? What should people do who are being prompted with this question? DEO Response on 4/14/2020: “Individuals are still required to log onto the CONNECT system every 2 weeks to complete their request for benefits. The work search requirement is waived for individuals requesting benefits for the weeks of March 15, 2020 to May 2, 2020. However, you must fulfill the work search requirements for any weeks prior to March 15, 2020. When completing the request, you will be asked questions about your ability and availability to look for work and any work and earnings you have had 2 weeks prior to your application date or continued claim date. if you did not search for work due to the waiver in Emergency Order No. DEO 20-11, you may put “not applicable” or “not able to search for work.” Then, proceed through to the next step in the request process. You may be asked additional questions that need to be answered to proceed to the next step in the request process. If you answered that you did not search for work, you will not […]

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