Florida Dept of Economic Opportunity announces bad news for the unemployed

July 23, 2020

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides
Reemployment Assistance Update – July 22
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of July 21, DEO has paid 1,771,241 claimants a total of more than $11 billion ($11,043,299,585).
  • Pursuant to the CARES Act, the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) provides an extra $600 weekly payment to all unemployment claimants and is 100% federally funded.
  • States do not have the ability to extend FPUC. The last payment will be on claims for the claim week ending Saturday, July 25, 2020, per federal guidelines.
  • Floridians who have filed claims and requested benefits before the week ending 7/25 will receive all the payments they are eligible for.
  • Claimants currently receiving unemployment benefits will continue to receive their state weekly benefit amount as long as they are eligible.
  • The Federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, offered through the federal CARES Act and administered by DEO, provides up to 13 weeks of benefits to a claimant who has exhausted their Reemployment Assistance benefits. Floridians will need to apply for PEUC benefits once the balance of their current claim is exhausted. Floridians who have already exhausted their benefits or have a Reemployment Assistance claim that expired after July 1, 2019, will also be able to apply.
  • The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program provides unemployment benefits to those that may not otherwise be eligible under Florida’s state Reemployment Assistance program, including independent contractors and individuals who are self-employed. Individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19 and believe they may be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, can visitwww.FloridaJobs.organd select “File a Claim” to apply and be considered for PUA.
  • DEO will be conducting nightly maintenance to the CONNECT system to process claims and payments. CONNECT will be available from 8 a.m. to 7:59 p.m. daily. This schedule does not affect individuals that wish to file a new claim. Individuals can file a new claim 24 hours a day, seven days per week at www.FloridaJobs.organd select “File a Claim.”
  • Governor Ron DeSantis has directed DEO to continue waiving the work search and work registration requirements for claimants through August 1, 2020.
  • Additionally, the waiting week requirement will continue to be waived through August 1, 2020.
  • DEO has a mobile-friendly online application for individuals filing a new Reemployment Assistance claim availablehere. For a step by step guide on how to apply read more here. For the Reemployment Assistance Resource Guide which includes frequently asked questions, please click here. For additional information about Reemployment Assistance benefits visit www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19.
About DEO
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts, expediting economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities and promote economic resiliency. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.FloridaJobs.org.
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Oh Maryanne M Cormier
Oh Maryanne M Cormier (@guest_58408)
3 years ago

The system is hoffific im owed 6 grand nothong yet!!!

Jennifer Ogle
Jennifer Ogle (@guest_58411)
3 years ago

We need the 600 hundred a week .. I am ocd to working I love working .. An won’t cause I have a blood cancer that affects my immune system an I have asthma so its not safe for me to be out there im a high risk to catch it… Florida needs to wake up an lock this state down again mayor doesn’t think an don’t care about our health an wellbeing ..

Joy B Fleetwood
Joy B Fleetwood (@guest_58418)
3 years ago
Reply to  Jennifer Ogle

I Have worked health care for 30 years, I too have Multiple Myloma A Blood Cancer. I live in Florida and I have to literally put my life on the line to go back to work when this 600 dollars run out. I have no choice and I pray I don’t die because I have to go back to work in a high risk area. Gov Desantis needs to be voted out, and I will definitely do my part to make that happen…if I’m alive. Shame on the way he is running Florida in this critical moment.

Robert Galli
Robert Galli (@guest_58413)
3 years ago

DEO screwed up by giving everyone the $600 they should have reviewed on how much people where making a week and give them a percentage of it. Very simple to figure out

Gaildren Allen
Gaildren Allen (@guest_58434)
3 years ago

I live in Palm Beach county. The 275 a week is definitely not enough to cover my Bill’s. I depend on the additional 600.00 or I will lose my home.

I contracted coronavirus in April. I am unable to work because of covid and have been hospitalized.

Twice. The 600.00 is allowing me to cover my Bill’s

Barely. PLEASE DONT STOP the 600.00. I will not be able cover my Bill’s and will lose my house. I am NOT over covid

Deneice Irving bowers
Deneice Irving bowers (@guest_58436)
3 years ago

Sent in a completed paper application only to be told that my application is incomplete.have not receive a penny yet.what a system.

Rochelly Romero
Rochelly Romero (@guest_58443)
3 years ago

I didn’t know that you had to reapply every quarter this is not how up north things work, my brother-in-law is collecting from Pennsylvania and he didn’t have to reapply. Now when I reapplied they kept a week in hold and I just read here that they are not supposed to hold a week.

Ben Martin
Ben Martin(@ben-martin)
3 years ago

The dysfunction in Federal and State Agencies is rampant. One of the most delinquent perhaps is the CDC. But the SEC is right up there with it. Don’t forget the FDA or the Florida Department of Financial services.

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato

Ben Martin
Ben Martin(@ben-martin)
3 years ago
Reply to  Ben Martin

One thing to appreciate about DeSantis is that he has not mandated masks state wide. And from I can tell he is focused on getting the stats correct. I only wish he would follow the lead of Georgia’s governor who put the kibosh on county and municipal mask mandates. Most everyone I know that is required to wear a mask feels it is affecting their health adversely. Common sense tells you that it will concentrate pathogens in your breathing environment. Fresh air is fundamental to good health. So is sunshine and outdoor activity.