Floridians Reemployment Assistance

Linda Marotto
Linda Marotto
Published on April 17, 2020

Reemployment Assistance benefits are available to Floridians who have been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Eligible individuals include those who have lost their job through no fault of their own, are quarantined by a medical professional or a government agency, laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by their employer, or caring for an immediate family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as Unemployment Compensation, can be filed online below.

Before You Apply:

Before applying, it is recommended that you review the Reemployment Assistance Handbook and Claimant Guide.

How to Apply:

Individuals may apply online or download the Florida Reemployment Assistance paper application available in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole.

Governor DeSantis has waived work search, online work registration and waiting week requirements for Reemployment Assistance applications.


Click the Find a FedEx Location link below and once it brings you to the FL location map, select your market and the “Copy & Print” tab within the location finder. This will direct you to the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center locations (retail stores) and hours that will allow you to pick up a printed copy of the paperwork, complete it and the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center will send completed applications to the state that day – all FREE OF CHARGE.

Note: ONLY FedEx Office Print & Ship Centers (retail stores) are offering the Reemployment Application Assistance service.


After You Apply:

Governor Ron DeSantis, by Executive Order 20-104, has suspended the biweekly “actively seeking work” reporting requirement.

This means, beginning April 16, claimants do not need to re-certify your weeks bi-weekly to receive your Reemployment Assistance benefits.

To review account updates and claim Reemployment Assistance benefits, please utilize the CONNECT portal. 👉 LOGIN TO CONNECT

Another Round Another Rally

Another Round Another rally provides grants to chefs, servers, bartenders, dishwashers, sommeliers, managers or someone who holds any other type of hospitality role, they may be able to help. 

Another Round Another Rally is offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. To apply for a grant, please click 👉 here.

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program provides relief to bartenders and others in the service industry who have been affected by COVID-19. To learn more, please click 👉  here

Feeding America

Feeding America is providing emergency food banks for people affected by COVID-19. To find your local distribution center please click 👉 here

Golden Rule Charity

The Golden Rule Charity provides grants to hospitality workers in need. To learn more, please click👉 here

Resident Relief Foundation

The Resident Relief Foundation provides rental assistance for residents who are facing eviction for the first time. For more information, please click 👉  here

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund helps restaurant industry employees who are experiencing hardship as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, whether it was through a decrease in wages or loss of employment. If you would like to donate to this fund or learn more about it, please click👉  here

United Way Fund

United Way assists local organizations in helping those affected by COVID-19. United Way has local organizations with local funds all across the state. To find your local United Way, please click here

Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) Fund. The ALICE Fund provides rent, mortgage and utility assistance to help prevent eviction and homelessness. 

Internet Services – You MUST Call Your Providers to Receive Assistance!

  • Comcast is providing free internet access for low-income customers!
  • Xfinity will refrain from charging late fees or disconnecting service for customers that call and let them know they cannot pay their bills during this time.
  • Spectrum will not charge late fees or terminate service for households and small business customers affected by COVID-19 financially.
  • Mediacom will not disconnect service or assess late fees to any customer who calls and informs the company that they cannot pay their bill during this period.
  • COX has pledged that for 60 days through May 15, they will waive late fees and won’t terminate service for residential and small business customers affected financially by COVID-19.
  • AT&T will waive late fees and won’t terminate service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic.