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Reemployment Assistance Updates

Reemployment Assistance Updates



American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

As a result of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) và Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefit programs have been extended to lớn September 6, 2021. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides an additional $300 for eligible claimants, has also been extended lớn September 6, 2021. Florida ended its participation in the FPUC program effective June 26, 2021, as part of DEO’s ‘Return to lớn Work’ initiative. Claimants should continue to request their benefit payments as weeks become available in their CONNECT trương mục if they remain unemployed. The Department encourages individuals to continue checking their CONNECT account every 48 hours for additional updates or notifications from the Department.

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Quarter Change

On a quarterly basis, pursuant to Federal guidance, DEO must determine whetherindividuals who are currently receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) are instead eligible for state Reemployment Assistance benefits. Claimants who are currently receiving PUA or PEUC may need to lớn take specific actions on their claim when they log-in khổng lồ CONNECTafter July1, 2021, when the new quarter comes into effect. The Department encourages all individuals lớn log-in to CONNECT and ensure their liên hệ information is accurate và up-to-date.

Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation

Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) is a federally funded program that provides an additional $100 per week to lớn eligible individuals in addition to the benefits they are currently receiving. MEUC is not available khổng lồ claimants who are currently receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. Claimants may be eligible for MEUC if they have received at least $5,000 in net income from self-employment for the tax year prior to their initial claim. MEUC benefits are in addition khổng lồ the $300 supplemental Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits (FPUC) benefit programs, which expires in Florida on June26, 2021. Florida is one of the few states khổng lồ fully implement MEUC benefits for eligible claimants.

Waiver Update

Governor Ron DeSantis has directed DEO lớn continue waiving thework search and work registration requirementsthrough May 29, 2021, and the waiting week requirement through June 26, 2021.

Reemployment Assistance Help Center

DEO recently launched a Reemployment Assistance Help Center, an online portal where claimants or employers can receive and provide additional information lớn the Department regarding Reemployment Assistance. Individuals can also notify the Department of suspected Reemployment Assistance fraud or identity theft.

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Identity Verification Process

1099-G Tax size Information

The Department completed electronically processing 1099-G Tax Forms for all claimants on January 17, 2021. All claimants should have access to lớn their 1099-G Tax khung in their CONNECT account. Claimants who opted lớn receive communication from the Department through U.S. Mail should have received their 1099-G tax size no later than January 31, 2021. When viewing your 1099-G Tax form in CONNECT, be sure khổng lồ enable pop-ups on your web browser. Pop-up blockers restrict you from viewing your 1099-G Tax Forms và other important documents from the Department.

PUA Document Upload Requirements

Helpful documents và information relating khổng lồ Reemployment Assistance

Disclaimer: The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses lớn keep their employees on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your employer is participating in the Paycheck Protection Program, this may affect your eligibility for state or federal Reemployment Assistance programs.

Reemployment Assistance Waivers

Reemployment Assistance Waivers

Governor Ron DeSantis has directed the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to continue waiving the waiting week requirement for claimants throughJune 26, 2021.The work tìm kiếm and work registration requirements will continue to be waived throughMay 29, 2021.

Pursuant to federal law, claimants will be required to lớn return to lớn the CONNECT system every two weeks to request their benefits or “claim their weeks.” In doing so, claimants will confirm that they are still unemployed và acknowledge that you are able và available for work. Answers lớn work search questions are still required to process your claim in the CONNECT system but will not impact benefit payments. By completing the is process, a claimant’s request for payment is submitted for their weeks of unemployment, even when the claim is pending for review. For weeks beginningMay 10, 2020, you must claim your weeks in order to lớn receive benefits. Claimants will be able lớn request a benefit payment for each week available.

General Reemployment Assistance Information:


Auto Requested Weeks Certification Process

Work Search

Employer Business Resources

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

Claimant Tax Forms Verification

Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation, can be filed online usingCONNECT. If you have never filed in Florida before, use the “File a New Claim” liên kết to start your application & create a profile. If you have filed previously, please log in using your Social Security number and PIN. If you no longer have your PIN, select the “Forgot PIN” button lớn regain access khổng lồ your account.

Before filing, make sure you have the following information available:

Social Security number Driver’s license or State ID number Your employment for the last 18 months including for each employer: Name, address, and phone number First và last day of work Gross earnings (before taxes are taken out) during the listed dates The reason for separation FEIN (this is found on any W2 or 1099 tax forms you have received) If you don’t have the FEIN, you can use employer details off of a recent paystub Claims filed without correctly reporting employers may experience delays. It is important to menu the correct employment information when filing your claim. If you fail to vì chưng so, your benefits may be delayed while the missing employment information is obtained

Additionally, if you are one of the following, make sure you have this information available:

Not a U.S. Citizen: Alien registration number or other work authorization size Military employee: DD-214 thành viên 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 may be used Federal employee: SF 8 or SF 50 Union member: union name, hall number, & phone number

Once you complete your application, you will berequiredto complete the following:

review your monetary determination

You may be exempt from filing an online application and/or the work registration requirements. Please đánh giá theExemption Noticefor more information