The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. This dashboard can be found here: http://lmsresources.labormarketinfo.com/covid19/index.html. The state notes that they paid 531,702 claimants a total of nearly $1.22 billion ($1,219,590,674) as of May 8, 2020.
Also, the state advises that associates will be required to return to CONNECT every two weeks to request their benefits to comply with federal law. This requirement will be effective the week of May 10, 2020. Associates will have to confirm that they are unemployed and that they are able and available for offered work. Please be aware that the state will continue to waive the work search and work registration requirements through May 30, 2020. If associates are receiving benefits and no longer wish to continue filing, they do not need to claim their weeks, as payments will stop processing if weeks stop being claimed. Associates may find more information on the state’s website: http://floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants.
Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.
Please reach out to your representative with any questions.