The economy is suffering and many working class people are finding themselves out of work. This is a stressful time, but there is hope on the horizon. This is a chance to find that perfect job that you’ve always wanted but maybe didn’t go after for some reason. In the meantime, you need to have some way of supporting yourself. The Unemployment Fl Insurance program provides temporary, partial wage replacement benefits to qualified workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own.
The purpose of this blog is to help you understand the Unemployment Fl Insurance program and how to access benefits. Please sign up to receive free tips and updates as they become available.
Eligibility Requirements for Florida Unemployment Fl Benefits
To qualify for Unemployment Fl Insurance benefits, you must have worked and earned wages during the first four quarters of the previous five completed quarters prior to filing a claim. This period of time is called the “base period.” The base period changes every three months at the beginning of each new quarter starting in January, April, July and October.
During your base period, you must:
· Have been paid wages in two or more calendar quarters;
· Have total base period wages of at least 1-1/2 times the wages in the quarter having the highest earnings; and
· Have at least $3,400 total wages.
In addition to the monetary requirements you must also be unemployed through no fault of your own. If you quit or were fired due to misconduct, you may be disqualified to receive benefits. Also, you must be able and available to work.
To be eligible for benefits you must make look for work and keep a written record of your work search.
Applying for Unemployment FL
A claim for unemployment compensation benefits can be filed online at www.fluidnow.com 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
A claim may also be filed by telephone by calling 1-800-204-2418 Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.