How do I apply for Florida unemployment benefits?
You can file electronically for Florida unemployment compensation benefits via the Florida Internet Claims Filing system by clicking the link below.
Can I file a Florida unemployment claim on my own?
Any individual who is currently unemployed or partially unemployed may file a claim. Two specific determinations must be made on your claim to determine your eligibility. The first determination will advise the individual if you've had sufficient work and earnings in Florida to establish a monetarily eligible unemployment claim. A monetarily eligible claim does not necessarily mean that you are eligible to receive benefits. The second determination pertains to the separation from the last or possibly next to the last employer. The reason for separation from the last employer, possibly the next to the last employer and other eligibility requirements must be examined to determine if you are eligible to receive unemployment benefits. This second determination will not be issued until the unemployment claim is filed and the claimant has actually certified for weeks of unemployment.
Eligibility for benefits is determined in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 443. The information concerning F.S. Chapter 443 can be accessed on the Internet by clicking here