Additional unemployment benefits may be on the way for Floridians impacted by Covid-19
August 26, 2020 -
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will submit the state's application to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance Program. This program provides additional temporary benefits for individuals who are eligible for reemployment assistance for weeks of unemployment ending on or after Aug. 1, 2020. Pending federal approval, the program will allow Florida to offer an additional $300 per week to eligible reemployment assistance claimants. To be eligible for this benefit, claimants must be currently receiving at least $100 in an approved reemployment assistance program weekly benefit amount and must certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to the disruptions caused by Covid-19. If approved, payments will be retroactive to August 1, 2020. No additional application is required.