I thought I can get unemployment benefits if I lose my job. How do I apply?
If you are fired, are laid off, or quit a job, you can apply for temporary financial assistance. This used to be called “unemployment compensation.” It is now called “reemployment assistance benefits.” This may provide you with a weekly check while you look for new work.
In Florida, the maximum weekly benefit is $275, generally for up to 26 weeks. You can apply online by going to FloridaJobs.org, then under the “Reemployment Assistance” box click on “CONNECT (File Your Claim).”