Florida Unemployment Weekly Claim

In order to keep receiving an unemployment check every week you must file a weekly claim, also known as a weekly certification or continued claim.

The purpose of filing a weekly claim is to tell the unemployment agency that you:

1. Are currently looking for work.
2. Have not done any work this week.
3. Have not made any money this week (unless you are allowed to by the terms of your unemployment.)
4. Have not found another job.
5. Want to receive an unemployment check or payment this week.

Therefore, it is very important to file your weekly claim every week to keep receiving your unemployment check.

If you delay in filing your weekly claim, you may not get your unemployment check on time.

Click Here: Weekly Reminder Email to get a reminder email sent to you every week so that you don't forget to file you weekly claim. This is a free service of UnemploymentHandbook.com because we want to make sure you file your weekly claim on time, and get your unemployment payment on time.

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# Paul Geraci 2011-08-24 17:32
I have been tring forever to learn how to file my weekly benefits on line & have not been able to do so,I just keep going in circles.I can easily do it at the one stop center because they have it already set up,but I can't do it at home on my notebook.Please advise me. Thank you.
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# Paul Geraci 2011-08-24 17:42
Don't know if comment went out,I need help on fileing my bi-weekly unemployment claim on my notebook @ home,I can do it at the onestop center,they have it all set up but it's not accessable to me all the time.I just keep going in circles on my notebook.Thank you
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# Tony 2011-09-16 14:52
I didnt not claim my first 2 weeks on time, so how long does the review take? When will I know if and when I will receive my umemployment check?
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# Paul 2013-01-02 08:28
Did you ever find the answer to this.
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# monica 2011-10-03 12:34
hello my name is monica s. i dont understand whats going on about my benefits i was told to file on 10/03 2011 its saying no weeks to file. what should i do ?
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# kerri 2011-11-25 17:56
i claimed my weeks for the first time on nov.22,the man i spoke with says the debit card is mailed out directly after u claim your weeks.how long does it take to get here after u claim weeks?what day is it mailed?
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# Rick 2012-12-04 19:15
The card is "processed" the day you claim your first weeks then mailed out when they pay out the claim.(at least I was told that it was when I called to ask). I claimed my weeks on 11/13, my first week was paid and my card mailed on 11/20 and it came in the mail on 11/30. So for me 17 days from when I claimed my first week the card arrived. Hope this helps. :)
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# gina 2011-11-28 14:02
My uncle filled in his weeks but accidently hit no for were you available for work, will this affect his claim?
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# Michael Mc. 2012-03-11 04:57
I accepted a job that pays commission only. The company loaned me money that was to be subtracted from future earnings. Wouldn't the loan not count as wages until I earned the actual wages and paid the money back? The bi weekly questions ask if i earned wages. Not whether I borrowed any money.
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# Carolyn M. 2012-07-31 19:01
When I applied for unemployment on 7/20/12, the computer stated I had to do my first claim certification by 7/31. I applied to 5 jobs through employflorida.com this afternoon but I am unsure if that is all I need to do to claim? Each time I click on Claim your Week, it re-routes me to the same site over and over. I cannot find any deo site that offers a claim certification. Then I read you don't have to fill out the claim ceritifcation until you start receiving checks? Am I supposed to call to claim? I tried to call and received no ans. I am new at this. How should I claim my weeks moving forward?
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# Tonya 2012-09-27 12:23
I got a letter that stated I was eligible for benefits and how much I would get. I was told to claim my weeks on 9/24 which I did and after I reported my wages and listed 5 apps that i applied for I got a message to claim my next weeks on 10/8. Okay, but when I checked my benefits page it says that there was no payment made on your account. So what I wanted to know is how many times do I have to claim weeks before I receive my first payment?
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# Randy 2012-11-19 13:08
After filing, how long until my first check arrives and is there a schedule of compensation days? For instance, if I filed on 11/12/12 and my next day to file again is 11/26/12, WHEN do I get paid for the weeks filed on 11/12?
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# kenisha 2012-12-12 19:08
I got laid-off my job in december 2011,I filed for unemployment and was approved in february 2012. I have been getting unemployement from my previous employer from february 2012....after getting it for 10 months they stop my claims on November 2nd.... my previous employer wrote the DEO in october 2012 and told them i quit my job in December 2011, and other lies she told them that can damage my reputation in getting a job.This doesnt make any sense to me,this is so stessfull.....this is just been unfair.what do you think i should do?
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# troy 2013-04-19 07:01
reported on apr 16 like i was told still haven't recieved pmt why?
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# Laura 2013-05-01 16:33
If I have a procedure done and will not be able to work for two days will I still get paid for the other days in that week. How should I claim that week? I don't want to mess up my benefits.
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# rich 2017-05-18 17:26
I have claimed my first weeks and received my card already. I claimed my second two weeks today. I have the debit card option so I get my benefits faster. how long do I have to wait to get my benefits?
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