Florida Unemployment Benefits
Florida unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria. The numbers are subject to change, and though www.Unemployment-Benefits.org does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy. Please check with the State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation for the latest facts and figures.
Administering organization: State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation
You must be unemployed through no fault of your own, able to work, available for work, looking for work and willing to accept a job for which you are qualified.
Register for work with the Division of Employment and Training when required to do so.
File a weekly claim for benefits properly and on time.
Report to the local unemployment insurance office when directed to do so.
You must report all wages, including self-employment and odd jobs, pensions, annuities, holiday pay, vacation pay, severance pay and bonuses.
Base period is the first four of the five completed calendar quarters.
Who can apply: Out of work and part time workers
How long can you claim benefits: Up to 26 weeks. (To calculate the number of weeks to which you are entitled, divide the maximum available credits by the weekly benefits amount
Weekly benefit amount: $32-$275
Determined by: highest quarterly wages during base period divided by 26
About Florida’s Unemployment Compensation Program:
* It provides temporary, partial wage replacement benefits to qualified workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own
* Provides economic stability for employers who depend on consumer spending
* Is funded solely by employer taxes
* Is provided at no cost to workers who receive it
Florida’s unemployment compensation insurance program is not:
* Social security
* An automatic entitlement
* A loan
* Based on need
* Intended to provided full replacement of previous wages
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