- Reemployment Assistance Service Center – Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
- If your employment has been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts in Florida to stop the spread of COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits (now referred to as “Reemployment Assistance” by the DEO).
- Before filing your claim, we recommend you visit the DEO’s Reemployment Assistance Service Center for instructions, a video tutorial, and FAQs about the claim process.
- New Applicants: Floridians who have not yet submitted an application for reemployment assistance and do not currently have a registered account with the Department of Economic Opportunity may register via the revised online application, please click here
Unemployment Benefits – Application Assistance by Phone
- “Safer at Home” Option:
To help comply with the “Stay at Home” Emergency Order, the City of Miami Beach will mail unemployment applications along with a prepaid return envelope directly to your home. Simply send your request to ResourceCenter@miamibeachfl.gov. Please allow a few days for the application to arrive.
- Pick Up Option:
Should you wish to file a claim faster, you have several pick up options: Unemployment applications are available for pick up at 26 Miami-Dade Public Libraries. Both the Miami Beach Regional Library and North Shore Library will have unemployment applications available. Once completed, applications can be dropped off back at the library book drop off where they will be sent overnight to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
- Print Option:
*Please note that paper applications could potentially take longer to process than completing an online application.
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced new guidance outlining flexibilities that states have in administering their unemployment insurance (UI) programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Coping with the existence of COVID-19 and how it has changed our daily lives is difficult enough. That’s why the City, County, State and federal government are all working to help provide relief for homeowners, renters and those experiencing homelessness.
Homeowners: Contact your mortgage servicer to determine whether or not your loan is backed by the Federal Government and to understand additional eligibility requirements. See the resources below for more information.
Renters: If you can demonstrate a substantial loss in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic you can defer your rent payments. Rent payments are not being forgiven, you will still be obligated to repay missed payments.
Federal Student Aid forbearance information for students and borrowers Federal Student Aid is looking to provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers are automatically being placed in an administrative forbearance. For more information click here
If you or anyone in your household is a first responder or Healthcare Worker, you may be eligible for state supported childcare services. The enrollment period for state funded childcare services for services for First Responders and Healthcare Workers, administered by the Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade/Monroe, will end on July 31, 2020.
Childcare services for first responders and Healthcare workers are available regardless of income and scholarships are available to cover childcare and out of school care for infants and children up to 13 years old, for up to an initial period of three months.
An employer referral is required and new applications for enrollment must be submitted by July 31, 2020. No new referrals will be accepted after July 31, 2020. First responders and essential healthcare workers receiving services prior to July 31, 2020, may continue to receive services upon employer referral renewal. For more information and to apply please click here