How Do I File My Claim For Benefits?

You may file your initial claim online.

If you are unable to file over the Internet for any reason, you may call the Agency for Workforce Innovation at (850) 245­7105.

After filing your claim, you will report by telephone every two weeks to answer questions about your eligibility for benefits. Making these reports on time is important because benefits can only be paid after your responses are received. The telephone reporting system is called Florida Rapid Service Voice Processing (RSVP for short). After filing your claim, you will be given a scheduled date to call in your first report. You must call and report on that date or within 14 days after that date. After that, you are to call in every two weeks on the same day of the week.

The PILOT program for filing your weekly claims online is only available in limited areas at this time. If your area is not included, use the RSVP system described above. 

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