Unemployment benefits could cause confusion when filing taxes
Unemployment benefits could cause confusion when filing taxes This tax season, pandemic-related financial assistance could complicate things for millions of Americans. CBS affiliate WNEM-TV's Jamie Sherrod breaks down what's different.cbsnews.com
How to file for unemployment benefits during coronavirus pandemic
While there are state and federal measures coming to help those impacted financially, in the more immediate future people can file for unemployment benefits. Persons who were furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19 should file for these benefits as soon as possible. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released information about filing for reemployment benefits amid the pandemic. Here are the steps to file for reemployment benefits and what you will need:The DEO is encouraging anyone who has not filed an application should use this new mobile-friendly site. Currently, recipients can receive benefits for 12 weeks, however, that is based on Florida’s unemployment rate prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Florida unemployment office rolls back on requirements to seek benefits
MIAMI, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is waiving requirements for reemployment assistance. [RELATED: How to file for unemployment benefits during coronavirus pandemic | Florida working to keep up with coronavirus unemployment assistance calls, applications]The department says applicants no longer need to register online or show they’re available for work. People who are furloughed or laid off due to the coronavirus outbreak can file for these benefits. Here are the steps to file to reemployment benefits:Visit www.floridajobs.org to submit your application on the CONNECT platform here. Following your application, applicants must log in to the CONNECT system every two weeks to request benefit payment.