Governor hopes to get unemployment checks out ‘as quickly as possible’

More than 225,000 Floridians have filed for unemployment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he hopes to get unemployment checks out as quickly as possible for the now 225,775 people who have filed for unemployment in the state.

[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PAPER APPLICATION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT IN FLORIDA]

“My focus is lets get the checks out,” DeSantis said. “Start giving it, do the verification, and let’s get moving on it. I’m hoping they can do it as quickly as possible.”

The Governor said the state now has 2,000 employees processing the unemployment claims coming in through what many have called a flawed system.

This week, Governor said 12,000 paper applications were mailed in.

[RELATED: Florida releases new mobile-friendly site to apply for unemployment benefits]

The state launched a new mobile-friendly site, this seems to be working, according to the Governor.

"That site is able to take a much higher volume of people coming to the site," he said.


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