What is the minimum income to qualify for unemployment benefits in Florida?
The Sunshine State offers state-funded jobless support to out-of-work residents, but there are some eligibility conditions for claimants to satisfy.
Florida provides a state-funded unemployment insurance programme for residents who have lost their job, been placed on furlough or had their hours cut through no fault of their own.
The programme is called Reemployment Assistance and the state has made some changes to the eligibility requirements to make it easier for those suffering due to the pandemic to get support. The mandatory waiting week has been removed and self-employed workers and independent contractors can now access the payments.
However the minimum entry requirement has remained, meaning that you must have earned at least $3,400 before tax in your ‘base period’. The State of Florida Unemployment Guide defines this as “the first four complete quarters beginning 18 months prior to your claim.”
What are the full eligibility requirements for Florida Reemployment Assistance?
The minimum income threshold is far from the only condition on receiving unemployment benefits in Florida. You must also meet the following criteria to get the support:
For more information on the eligibility requirement, contact your local CareerSource Florida centre.
How to file for unemployment benefits in Florida
As well as satisfying those criteria, jobless support claimants in Florida must also provide a variety of personal and employment details to support their application. The claim should be filed on the state’s CONNECT site, in the My Florida Unemployment sub-section.
To do so you will need to provide the following: