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Links and Tips for Filing Florida Unemployment Assistance

You will need:

  • Social Security number, Driver’s License or a form of Official ID, employer name (as listed on paystub), first and last day of employment, gross earnings (before taxes are taken out)
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need your Alien Registration Number and your work permit expiration date
  • For direct deposit, you will need your bank routing number and your bank account number
  • If you do not have a bank account, request benefits on a debit card
  • Unemployment checks may also be mailed to you; however, this will take longer

General information:

  • has information regarding benefits and a link to a number of instructional videos 
  • Please note that both the work search and registration with Employ Florida requirements have been suspended through the week ending May 2, 2020
  • The one week waiting period for benefits to begin has been waived and the length of benefits has been extended from 12 weeks to 16 weeks to the beginning of July.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of applicants, these processes are likely to be slower than usual so please be patient

To file electronically:

To file by mail:

To file via telephone:

  • Call 1-800-204-2418 and follow the prompts
  • For assistance with language translation, call 1-800-681-8102
After You Apply: