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If you live and work(ed) in the state of Florida, and are interested in filing for unemployment insurance benefits, the state sanctioned agency responsible for administering the unemployment program is the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Found at www.floridajobs.org the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity website is where you will be able to locate and ascertain all necessary and/or beneficial information regarding the unemployment insurance program, including eligibility requirements, the appeals process and a whole lot more! Unemployment compensation (also called unemployment insurance) provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.

All unemployment compensation claims can be and must be filed online. If you are not privy to internet access, there are public computers with online access available at your local One-Stop Career Center as well as other public facilities like libraries or community centers among other places. Claimants who are interested filing for unemployment compensation are expected and required to complete the Initial Skills Review before receiving benefits and must prove that they are actively looking for work while receiving unemployment benefits.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Florida's qualifications for Unemployment Benefits are exhaustive. The general eligibility requirements as laid out by the laws of the state of Florida are detailed here.

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Benefits

Benefits

To calculate the weekly benefit amount you can expect from unemployment compensation, use the quarter with highest earnings and divide those by 26.

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Eligibility

Apply

In order to file for unemployment compensation in the state of Florida you must traffic the state's official website, and use the Florida Internet Claims Filing System (FLUID).

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Appeal

Appeal

If you would like to dispute any aspect of the unemployment compensation benefits you may or may not be receiving, this is handled solely online through a state sanctioned website.

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