Florida Unemployment Insurance benefits is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State of Florida provides compensation benefits for the unemployed in the form of UI assistance set by both Federal and Florida State law.

Florida State Unemployment Insurance

UI amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to qualify for insurance in Florida to begin with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

State benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when FL's state rate of is higher than usual, unemployed Florida residents can qualify for an extension. The State of Florida will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).

In Florida, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain their insurance eligibility

Unemployment Insurance Florida

Requirements for UI compensation amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate for FL. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found in the Florida section.

Unemployment Insurance in Florida

(Florida Unemployment Extension)

Those who have exhausted all original insurance in Florida are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the FL rate is higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of FL compensation. As of 2012, Florida has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. Be sure to reference the eligibility section before making a claim.