Unemployment Assistance

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits. Individuals covered under PUA include the self-employed (i.e. independent contractors, gig economy workers, & workers for certain religious entities), those seeking part-time employment, individuals lacking sufficient work history, and those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits. Learn more.

To submit an unemployment insurance claim, visit connect.myflorida.com.  Individuals applying for unemployment insurance should check the terms and conditions box, ignore the Employ Florida registration email, and ignore the job search requirement questions. Questions? Call  1-800-204-2418.