The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act if 2020 provides Reemployment Assistance for the self-employed, independent contractors, certain nonprofit employees, gig economy workers, those who have exhausted other unemployment insurance
benefits, and those who many not have sufficient work history to qualify for regular state Reemployment Assistance benefits.
The CARES Act also includes Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) for those receiving any amount of Reemployment Assistance benefits. This will include an additional $600 weekly benefit for individuals that are eligible for state Reemployment
Assistance benefits, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). FPUC applies to weeks beginning March 29, 2020 and ends July 31, 2020. Find more information on the CARES Act, visit the
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 recertify 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