Florida Unemployment Benefits

You may just be looking for a weekly unemployment check, but FL unemployment benefits provide so much more than just money. For example, Florida unemployment benefits include:

1. Weekly benefit check.
2. Career counseling.
3. Job placement services.
4. Job and skill re-training services.
5. Information about other resources and services.
6. Help making a resume and training on how to interview well.

Make sure to take advantage of everything that FL unemployment benefits have to offer, as this will help you to find a job more quickly.

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# norma 2011-06-18 20:36
I lost my Florida job this month June 8,2011. I have been employed there since Aug.19, 2010. Have I worked long enough to receive unemployment?
My base year is Jan 1, 2010- Dec 31,2010 which only has me working 1 quarter of the base year. I was told by my co worker I would had to worked at least 2 quarters of the base year..to receive unemployment, is this correct?
I did not work for any other company in 2010.
Thank you!
Any advice would be very helpful!
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# #kathy 2011-12-20 15:11
I was fired from my job last Friday for poor performance after working for them from July 18.2011. I did not lie, steal or commit gross misconduct. My question is regarding my base period in Florida and will Unemployment notify my past employers that I am filing. I need my past employers for references.
Thank you
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# diane ellis 2011-08-17 15:33
I have worked for a company for 39 years and my department has been closed. I am going to have to take early retirement because of my insurance, will I still be able to collect unemployment and have the resorces to find another job. I am 57 years old and cannot live off of the
monthly pension that I will receive.
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# Sean 2011-11-01 18:24
i am having to relocate from Jacksonville, FL to Orlando, FL for numerous reasons. My work checked, and are unable to give me a transfer to a store in that area. I have been with the company since aug of 2009. Do I have grounds for this since I tried to get a transfer and they refused to transfer me?
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# Tom G 2011-11-02 10:34
Ihave to relocate because my wife has to move to florida to take care of her parents in there home. I work in INdiana? Will I be able to collect unempolyment until I can find a new job ther in FLA?
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# Larissa 2011-11-16 15:13
Im 17 years old.I've been working at the resturant since March 19, 2011.They were extreamly slow so they told me that they will call me when they need me.Well i have not been called for a month in a half now.Can i file for unemployment?
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# Brian C 2011-12-26 09:41
I have been receiving unemployment in Florida since 12/5/2010. I got a letter saying that I am eligible to receive EUC Tier 2 with $3850 on October 31, 2011. I only got 1 week payout on 12/5/2011 due to waiting week and 12/12/2011 was the last week paid of $275 direct deposit. It is now 12/26/2011 and the system says I have $2475 credit left, but the system also says there are no weeks to claim. Also, I got wage transcripts saying that I am eligible to receive an additional $5067 with weekly benefit amount of $275 and the benefit year ends 12/4/2012. Why does it say there are no weeks to claim?
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# Josephine 2012-02-17 06:03
I have a health problem. I have been diagnosed with severe depression caused by a recent demotion at work and reassignment to another dept. The demotion cost me a loss of .90 cents an hour and a step down from a 5 to a 1. I have applied for medical help with my VA since I am a veteran, I have appts with a psychiatrist and psychologist for medication and therapy/treatment. I feel very humiliated and hurt from this move on managements part. I did not see it coming at all. I have worked at my new position for 3 days now and every time I try to do the right secular duties I mess up. I am nervous and cry often. I do not eat or sleep. My doctor stated that I needed to make a list of why I should stay or leave my employment. My question is, what do I do, this is a large corporation and all of management was in favor of this move, they all stated that I had to be moved to another department. I do not feel this way. What do I do? Quit, ask for a leave of absence until I am better? What do I do?
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# Rebecca 2012-02-27 10:22
Our company just laid off an employee that had just become eligible for LTD benefits. Not 100% clear on when he will be able to work. Will he be eligible for unemployment benefits? The loss of job was through no fault of his own, but he technically is not able to work yet.
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# John 2012-03-19 20:24
I have taught school in FL for almost 5 years. Now I have to go back to Ohio to help my wife care full-time for her aging parents with Alzheimers and other disabilities. Will I qualify for unemployment?
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# Janice 2012-04-20 13:10
Hi, I've worked in a restaurant since Aug 2010. I was employed with the understanding I could not work on Sundays, (the only day off my husband has), no problem until a new manager took over and 2 people left now they've told me that I will have to work every other Sunday until they find someone. It appears to me that they are not really trying to find anyone as there has been no one to my knowledge interviewed, even though people have offered to work my Sunday the manager has said no. it feels as though this is being done on purpose so that I will eventually have to leave. Is there anything I can do, the lasr straw came when the scheduling manager told me that I would have to work every Sunday until take a 2 week vacation, my husband can't accompany me back to England as his job won't allow him 2 weeks...this means we won't have a day together for weeks.
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# brian s 2012-07-23 01:38
i worked at the same company for over 3 years and our company worked 30 to 40 hours a week but when i worked there the last few months our hours got cut to 15 to 25 hours a week i asked my boss if he had more work seince he had another business he said no so i asked him if i could work in another job untill more work comes in he said no so my friend asked me in michigan while i was living in florida for me to come and work for him in michigan doing construction i said i have to ask my boss if i can go up to michigan and and work with my friend and he said yes so i also if it dose not work out can i come back to work he said yes well my friend bought me a plane ticket and i put most of all my stuff in storage in florida so i came up to michigan well my friend had no work for me so iam now stuck in michigan and no work and i have to stay at my cousins house with her 3 kids and my 2 uncles i have applied over 100 job apps in person and on line and still no work and i filed for unemployment and i got denied for quitting /personal reasons and now they said i have to come up with 2,000 and some odd dollars so i appealed and iam still waiting for my benifits which i really need to pay for my bills and my child support and so i can get my things in florida do you think i will get my benifts
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# Bob 2012-10-22 15:16
i am being terminated and wanted to know what weekly amounts i can figure on...my income was over 100k with 4 dependents...i saw 275 online, is that correct (max) or is there some matching funds from federal government?
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# chuck b 2012-11-05 09:43
My employer for the last 9 years has reduced my work to 1 day per week. I will be claiming unemployment and I know that what I make for that one day will be deducted from my benefit. Is the amount that is deducted the gross amount on the amount I take home?
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# Diane 2012-11-17 20:18
I worked full time for the same co. in FL since Feb of 2000. I was laid off without notice because the company needed to get rid of 4 people. The company has said that I can come back on a 1099 part time doing the same job that I was doing. They will let me work 2-3 days per week. So i will be considered contract labor or a consultant. Can I collect unemployment?
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# mery 2012-12-16 17:02
If I'm collecting unemployment from florida and I wanna move to georgia, can i still collect unemplyment from florida in georgia while looking for work in georgia?
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# Renee 2013-03-08 18:08
My last day of work was Feb 1. I filed for unemployment that day. I received a check on March 1 for 2 weeks. Which two weeks was this payment for? February 2 through 15? or is the first week of feb 2 - feb 9 unpaid?

I began work again March 4 in a new job. How many weeks of pay will I still receive? one or two?

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# april 2017-09-03 18:29
my unemployment benefits says benefit end date is 5/2018 but next week will be my last week because it says I've reached my balance, so is this the end of my benefits or am I suppose to reapply?
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