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).”

Still have questions?

If you live or have a case in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Sarasota counties, we may be able to help.

How do I apply? Am I eligible?

Call (800) 625-2257

to apply for service.

Or complete our online application

and we will call you back.