Florida Unemployment Login

If you are looking for information on Florida Unemployment Login, you’ve come to the right place.

In order to log in to your Florida Unemployment CONNECT online account, you have to visit the DEO website and follow the step-by-step instructions below.

First, we will explain what you can do with a CONNECT online account.

Next, we will walk you through how to log in to your CONNECT account.

Also, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a CONNECT account if you do not currently have an account.

Finally, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about the CONNECT system and Florida Unemployment Benefits.

"Florida Unemployment Login"

This post will cover:

  • What you can do with Florida Unemployment CONNECT Account
  • Florida Unemployment Login Instructions
  • Create a Florida Unemployment CONNECT Account
  • Florida Unemployment FAQs

What you can do with Florida Unemployment CONNECT Account

CONNECT provides online access to all claim-related information that you can access anywhere, at any time.

The CONNECT system makes it easier and faster to apply for unemployment benefits, resolve issues, and provide information.

You will use CONNECT to:

  • Set up a PIN-protected Claimant Account
  • File initial Unemployment and continued unemployment claims
  • View your unemployment claim status and payments
  • Update personal and payment options information
  • View issues
  • Respond to requests for Information
  • View correspondence from the Department of Economic Security (DEO)
  • File appeals if your unemployment claim is denied
  • View overpayment balance and make payments
  • Access information about Florida Unemployment (Reemployment) Assistance.

Florida Unemployment Login Instructions

For help logging into your Florida Unemployment CONNECT online account to access your unemployment benefits, see below.

We’ve put together step-by-step instructions so you can successfully complete your CONNECT account login.

If you are new to the CONNECT system and need help creating an account, see our instructions below on how to create a CONNECT account.

Here are the steps on how to login to your CONNECT account:

Step 1 – Visit the DEO FloridaJobs.org website

The first thing you need to do when logging into your Florida CONNECT account is to visit the Department of Economic Security’s Florida Jobs website at www.floridajobs.org.

Once there, click on the CONNECT login link for “Claimants” as shown below:

"Florida Unemployment CONNECT Login"

Step 2 – Enter your CONNECT Account Information

Next, you will be taken to a page where you will be required to enter your CONNECT login email address and password.

Once you enter the requested information, click the green “Sign in” button to be taken to your Florida Unemployment CONNECT online account.

For help, please refer to the screenshot provided below.

"Florida Unemployment CONNECT Login 1"

You can also access your Florida Unemployment CONNECT online account via a mobile-friendly mobile site.

The Mobile-Friendly CONNECT Website

You can also access your CONNECT online account via your smartphone using the mobile-friendly website at https://mobile.connect.myflorida.com.

See below for a screenshot.

"Florida Unemployment CONNECT Mobile App"

Similar to the desktop version, you will have to enter your email address and Password Information to log in to the mobile-friendly site.

First Time User?

If this is your first time using the Florida Unemployment CONNECT website, you will first need to create an account. If so, please skip to the next section for help on how to create a CONNECT online account.

Forgot CONNECT Password?

If you forgot your CONNECT Account Password, you can reset that online.

To do so, click on the “Forgot your password” link as shown below.

Next, follow the instructions to reset your password.

You will need CONNECT account login email address in order to create a new password.

"Florida CONNECT Password reset"

Create a Florida Unemployment CONNECT Account

To access your Florida Unemployment CONNECT account, please follow the instructions provided below on how to create a CONNECT online account:

Step 1 – Visit the DEO FloridaJobs.org website

Visit the FloridaJobs.org website www.floridajobs.org.

Once there, click the green “Claimants” link located next to the “CONNECT LOGIN HERE” link at the top of the page.

Step 2 – Create User Account

Next, you will be taken to the login page as shown below.

On the login page, click on the “Sign up now” link as shown below.

"Create a Florida Unemployment CONNECT Account"

Step 3 – Enter Requested Information

Next, enter the requested information to create your CONNECT account as shown in the image below.

First, enter your email address and click the “Send verification code” button to receive a verification code by email.

You will then have to enter the verification code in order to verify and confirm your email address.

Next, enter the following information to create your account:

  • New Password
  • Confirm New Password
  • First Name
  • Last Name

Once you have entered the information, click on the “Create” link and follow the instructions to create your account.

"Create a Florida Unemployment CONNECT Account info"

Step 4 – Login to your Account

Once you have completed the account creation process, you can now log in to your account.

With your CONNECT account, you can:

  • Update account and contact information (including payment method)
  • Review monetary and issue summaries
  • View benefit and payment histories
  • Access your CONNECT Inbox to see correspondence records

Florida Unemployment FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Florida Unemployment:

See our full list of FAQs here.

How do I file for Unemployment in Florida?

Here’s a summary of how the unemployment benefits process works in Florida.

Step 1 – Check for Eligibility

To be eligible for Florida Unemployment, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be totally or partially unemployed.
  • File an initial claim for benefits online and report as
    directed to file for subsequent weeks.
  • Have the necessary wage credits for work in covered
    employment during the base period.
  • Have worked and earned three times the current weekly
    benefit amount since the filing date of the prior claim,
    provided the individual received benefits on the prior
    claim.
  • Be able to work, be available for work, be actively
    seeking work, and be registered for work in Employ Florida.
  • Participate in reemployment services, such as job
    search assistance services, as directed by the Regional
    Workforce Board.
  • Serve a waiting week, for which no benefits are payable,
    after filing an initial claim.

Step 2 – Gather Your Information

Before you apply for Florida unemployment benefits, you will need to have the following information available to support your claim.

Generally, here’s a summary of what you need to apply for Florida Unemployment:

  • Social Security number.
  • Driver’s License or State ID number.
  • Employment information for the last 18 months for each employer.
  • Employer identification number, also known as FEIN number, if available. This number can be found on your W2 or 1099 tax form.
  • Employer name (name on pay stub), address, and phone number.
  • First and last day of work.
  • Gross earnings (before taxes) covering the last 18 months.
  • Reason for separation.

If one of the following criteria applies to you, have the following additional information available:

  • Not a U.S. Citizen: Alien Registration Number or other work authorization form.
  • Military employee: A copy of your DD-214 Member 4. If you do not have a Member 4, a copy of your Member 2-7 may be used.
  • Federal employee: SF-8 or SF-50.
  • Union member: Union name, hall number, and phone number.

Step 3 – Submit your Claim Online

In Florida, all applications for unemployment benefits must be completed online.

To file your unemployment claim, you must log in to the state’s Florida Jobs site.

Once you are registered, you can return to the Florida Jobs site for your claim status and more.

Click here to visit the Florida Jobs website.

If you have questions or need assistance completing your application online, you can contact DEO at 1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7759) for assistance.

For a complete step-by-step guide on how to apply for benefits, including how much you will get, how benefits are calculated, and what happens after you apply, click here.

Am I eligible for Florida Unemployment benefits if I am an independent contractor?

Individuals whose income is only from self-employment or work as an independent contractor are not eligible for Florida unemployment (reemployment assistance) benefits.

There are exceptions:

If you are an independent contractor or self-employed individual but you also received wages through services performed as an employee, then you may be eligible for reemployment assistance benefits.

However, this employment must be during the base period (first 12 months of the past 15 months).

My employer reduced my hours as a result of COVID-19. Will I be eligible for Florida Unemployment benefits?

It depends on your situation.

If your hours and earnings have been substantially reduced, you may be eligible for Reemployment Assistance benefits.

Also, all workers affected by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for Reemployment
Assistance benefits.

The Reemployment Assistance team will review your application and determine your eligibility for benefits.

How Many Weeks of Unemployment Can You Get in Florida?

One of the most often asked questions about unemployment benefits in Florida is how long you can claim unemployment.

In Florida, the maximum number of weeks you can get unemployment is 12 weeks.

However, that duration was extended to 19 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will my employer know if I file for Unemployment?

When an employee files for unemployment, the employer will receive a notification from the state unemployment commission.

The notification will be based on information provided by the employee supporting his or her application for benefits.

Once the employer receives the claim notice they need to take action.

The action the employer takes depends on whether they want to contest the claim or not.

Why does my application status in CONNECT say I am ineligible?

There are many reasons you may be deemed ineligible for Florida Unemployment benefits

This includes incomplete or inaccurate information.

If you have incomplete or inaccurate information, the DEO will reach out to assist you in completing your application.

Here are the most common reasons you may be denied unemployment benefits by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

  • Work-related misconduct
  • Voluntary Resignation
  • Not looking for work
  • Being unable to work
  • Refusal to Accept Suitable Work
  • Not Meeting Earnings Requirements
  • Immigration Status
  • Attending School or Training
  • Committing Unemployment Fraud
  • Failure to File Appeal on Time
  • Receiving severance pay
  • Problems With Florida’s Unemployment System

Florida Unemployment Login Summary

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Still Have Questions?

To go to the main Florida Unemployment page, click here: Florida Unemployment.

To see the detailed Florida Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Florida Unemployment FAQ.

If you need to contact Florida Unemployment Customer Service, click here: Florida Unemployment Customer Service Live Person.

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