While Floridians wait for additional federal assistance to aid those financially impacted by the coronavirus, Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson on Wednesday urged Floridians who have suffered job losses to begin filing for unemployment assistance.
“The coronavirus has not only impacted Floridians’ health, but their ability to earn a living and provide for their families,” said the Jacksonville Democrat. “While Washington finalizes its relief package, it’s important that those who have lost their jobs, either through layoffs, or government mandates, begin the process of applying through the state for the unemployment benefits they’ve earned.”
Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) oversees the unemployment application process, but the current website is cumbersome to navigate and not yet updated with a streamlined application process or information directly related to the coronavirus emergency. Impacted Floridians can go directly to the application link by clicking here: connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX.
“I look forward to the governor revamping the DEO’s website so that anyone financially impacted by the coronavirus emergency can quickly find the information related to this disaster, and more easily complete the application process. We owe it to the people of Florida to ensure financial help arrives as quickly as possible.”