It’s hard to live on $1800 for 3 months. I applied and sent my application through fedex in April 24.. Do i have to reapply through connect ? I received 2 weeks of my claim which included the $600 Cares Act supplement. People many people that filed after me have made claims that all their payments are caught up. I haven’t been able to contact them at all this week. I got rather desperate, so I gave up using Chrome and switched to Firefox (thinking it was a browser issue). I had one agent tell me that I did not qualify for the PUA and that I had to be self employed for it. I have multiple friends who’ve started collecting as well, and didn’t get paid for their “Waiting Week” via direct deposit like they selected. Miami, FL – would receive $600 every Tuesday through direct deposit. Florida’s $300 a week has started – I Logged in to claim my 2 weeks (FL only pays 275 normally which is horrible) and i checked and it said $900 was deposited, 300 a week for 3 back weeks I claimed in August , August 1 week, 8, and 15th week. He reapplied last week once DEO updated the site to include PUA, however, will he receive any retro PUA payments from the original date of application? Even though I officially filed and have a claim date for August 2nd? Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. It’s hard to answer a question if you don’t know what the person that’s asking is talking about. So I did and sure enough it went through this time. I lost my job back in March. Following the 14-day period, workers would receive a benefit from their employers that will be at least two-thirds of their normal pay rate. As it relates to my experience with DEO (Florida), the system is setup for bi-weekly verification but payments are sent weekly. Omg please be here today. Note: when I had called them the second time and got the same answer and I asked about how long they thought it would be and they said I should see it in my account in about two weeks; but now it’s a month later and still haven’t received anything for month of April yet…, To get back dated payments you have to call and actually speak to someone and make the request. Thank you. clue how that was calculated? The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) manages the states' Reemployment Assistance benefits program, formerly known as unemployment compensation. The agreement would create an emergency paid leave program to directly respond to the coronavirus. My husband applied for unemployment on March 29 thru paper mail in application after spending several days trying to apply online And still haven’t received anything nor a letter in mail.. very discouraged w Florida living (Been new residents for almost 2 yrs) Can’t get any igo regarding! I mean they have to have some way of knowing how much and what dates they payments they are issuing are for. So I called (Two times) the contact number and can never get through to a “claim specific” person, however Was able to talk to the general information division. Was told it could take up to 10 weeks to receive new check. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I called customer service for help several times, waiting for hours on hold only to be told that my application must be incomplete or have an error…..duhhhhh…. In 8 more months I will be able to collect my pension from 40 years of hard work, but I won’t make it that much longer. Why they show me this of 2019 when i am on furlough since March 21 2020 . Required fields are marked *. As of March 31st I was unemployed but I only became eligible for Florida RA on May 10th (due to the problems with getting into the system!!) After I submitted, my “Current Program Type” changed to “Pandemic – COVID 19” and my balance increased from the exhausted $0.00 it had been a few minutes prior. I JUSt got eligibility for my florida unemployment benefits, I signed up for the florida debit card program, does anyone know if the 600.00 gets deposited on that card? If you refuse an offer of work, you must report your refusal to DEO, who will determine if there was good cause to refuse the work. WTF. On the page, under Reemployment Assistance on the left, you can click on several topics including “Request to Modify Claim (Application) Filing Effective Date”. I assumed it was connected to me claiming my weekly state benefits, my first check for $540 was a paper check cut on on 4/13/20, 5 days after claiming my weekly benefits on 4/8/20. It says I have until June 24th to appeal but I don’t know what I’m appealing and I cannot get anyone on the phone to answer my questions!! The DEO hasn’t started distributing the $300 payments yet (as of Jan 8th) but have confirmed that payments will be requested through the same Request Benefit Payment link that the underlying benefit program utilizes. Has anyone received an update or notice? How and where to file an appeal. You’ll get through, try 1 time an hour maybe. It will set your effective date as May 31st, so it should let you claim starting with week ending June 6th. !It’s ridiculous! Governor Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. The LWA was a Trump executive order so that was put together on the fly. You may be eligible to modify the date of your claim to the date you originally attempted to apply for Reemployment Assistance only if you were unable to file a claim between the weeks of March 9, 2020 to April 9, 2020. Perfectly said. When I click on the “determination” it asks 4 questions regarding modifying Florida wages, adding Florida employment, and deleting Florida employment. Okay so my question is, since my claim date is after July 31, will i still be able to file for all the weeks going back to March when i first lost my job? What has happened since returning to work the company required employees to submit copies of CARES payment received the and deducted $875 FL unemployment off of the 70% owed in addition to the full amount for health insurance and 401k cost this has cost a finance hardshio. Subscribe now to get the latest updates, exclusive content and related articles delivered directly to you. Carol, I did it by calling 1-800-204-2418. 8/28/2020. No form of contacting anyone to determine cause. Has everyone else got their money? along with my bi-weekly from UE. I still haven’t received my PUA & $600 for the first three weeks I was unemployed…and they didn’t give it to me for my most recent two weeks. My stimulus went to a closed bank account too ugh I don’t know what’s going to happen with that either and yes I’m in Florida and I will definitely let you know. The DEO said it’s important for claimants to log into their CONNECT account to claim their weeks. Inspections: To schedule an inspection, call (321) 952-3484 or schedule online. Fast forward to the end of July and people are talking about the stimulus money ending and i mention what happened to me to someone a lot more knowledgeable than me about the system. I received the $600 the last 2 weeks which mind you I applied for unemployment March 23rd-25th between those dates lol, The EXACT happened to me and I havent gotten anything this week either. Eligible entities in need of economic support are encouraged to apply by clicking here. My employer didn’t have my personal email or direct deposit info, so all of my initial communications were sent from DEO via standard/snail mail. This article was last updated on January 8. If someone has a clue please let me know , the DEO does not answer the calls so now i am on limbo and not working . Last Sunday, the store I worked at for over 11 years was closed by the company, as they were ‘rebranding’ the division, and my old store did not fit in with the “new concept”. I was told because I did not change my effective date in order to receive retro pay for it. Please help! I must have been ineligible for the Federal Pandemic or regular UI claim because when Connect was finally open back up I had a link stating to apply for PUA. My husband applied for UI the week of 3/23 as an independent contractor. Frank, I talked to a live agent she back dated it and it’s been almost 5 weeks, Keep trying, I started applying on March 14th and when I got to the end of the application and hit the final submit button it kicked me off, said there was an error and to try again tomorrow. I have call over and over to try to get this fixed being that the reps are supposed to change the date(come to find out) Well finally as of sept 20th when I log into connect it’s showing my old balance again but there is a pending under the monetary and when I called again they said there was 3 issues of why My payments are still on hold. Was urs mailed as well. Got one $600 check by mail from DEO and no letter. I wish you the best of luck, even though I haven’t seen a penny yet and I’ve been trying since March 14. This went on for months, but finally got some help 3 days ago. So everyone gets the unemployment on Tuesday here in Florida? Being that your post shows that you are confused, I think it’s probably a safe bet that your answers probably are in your connect account and you don’t know how to find them. Like u , I am kicking myself for not setting up direct deposit, Are you in Florida? How many questions did you answer wrong? I was issued a $625 payment on a state debit card, but I don’t have a debit card. Eligible entities in need of economic support are encouraged to apply by clicking here. I spoke to someone I know at deo. DON’T LET SOMEONE TELL YOU THAT’S WRONG YOU CAN LOOK IT UP ON THE WEBSITE IT SAYS ITS BI-WEEKLY!!!!!! When you were getting the $600 did you get any notification it was deposited or was it just deposited in your account and you found out when you checked? i have family in other states and they did not have this problem they got the retro i hope the state isnt keeping our money it doesnt make sense and you cant talk to anyone about that because there is no # to call. The bill would appropriate $1 billion to allow the National Disaster Medical System to reimburse provider costs associated with testing uninsured individuals. Because Florida doesn’t have enough workers who earn at least $100 in state unemployment aid (a requirement of LWA program) to qualify the FL DEO has said they won’t be applying for the remaining 2 weeks of LWA funding available. I am curious if they will pay from the 1st day applied even though we had to reapply. In order to apply for retroactive payments go to floridajobs.org. We just found out two weeks ago that he had to reapply for PUA benefits because his original application date was prior to 4/4. I assume at some point I will get it all since that is what every publication and article states but I have yet to see anything that would offer any glimmer of hope. I do not get wages or have an employer as I am self-employed so it’s very confusing. Something should be passed but not because it gives you more money now. Then got $1080 on Saturday. You won’t see anything in the CONNECT system about FPUC payments — they are mutually exclusive. The City is requesting $15,000,000.00. The cost-sharing prohibition would also apply to Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, veterans’ health programs, the Indian Health Service, and coverage provided to federal civilian employees. Otherwise you will just need to wait till FL DEO gets their act together and systems updated to track the massive volume of new claims. To add insult to injury, the first ray of light comes with a meager $625 payment that I can’t use because the system won’t let them issue me a debit card. Oh yeah I received enough for my weekly benefit and do check the inbox at least 2x a week. what is the deal??? Tell them what happened and you want to backdate your claim. I kept trying and many days I was not even able to log on to the site. We Must sue the DEO dept Also we need to sue governor Di Santis and the state of Florida The definitely don’t want to give us our money owed!!!! State payments ineligible then reapply oh now eligible a month later !!! I hope we are retroactively paid the weeks that are missed What a mess! Within a few days the date on my application was corrected and I was able to claim my benefits retroactively. I’m qualified for the lwa benefits but have gotten nothing. Search Twitter for DEO info under unemployment or remployment. First thing is to go to your inbox on connect and put a search date for 01/01/2020 you don’t have to put an end date and click to search. Self employed and eligible but not receiving any of it. As of now June 3rd i am missing 600 payments from memorial day and june 1st and i was under the impression they were depositing every Monday, Same here support to be deposit june 3 nothing yep…. FYI. IRS…… No response from emails and DEO said “sorry”. I have only received 2 payments from Florida, the first one a check and the second one by direct deposit. Available in both English and Spanish: 30 Days to Slow the Spread PDF Download • 30 Días Para Desacelerar la Propogración PDF Download, The White House website livestream feature is available for watching any briefings regarding updates on COVID-19 at the following link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/live. i was receiving my 600 a week then it just stopped its going on two weeks an a half an haven’t seen nothing ive called just to talk to a person who cant do much of nothing only thing she said was they are now sending the 600 with your payment ive requested my payments an gotten it but no 600 in the mail an no way to get in touch with the people i really need to talk to an ive been hearing this for alot of people what the hell is going on! No one could help me, they said the system would not let them issue me a card (?!?????) And then there was one who told me they have a system they can see the dates the FPUC payments were made, but it’s a separate screen only they can see. I feel your frustration like me. Sorry for the long message. The company based this on the philosophy of that no employee should have made more money during the furlough. And will i be able to get the FPUC $600 dollar payment still? It took us 3 months but last week the back pay weeks showed up on weeks you must claim, we claimed them, and then got the regular $ owed & Backpay for the 600 (I live in FL). They will still owe you back to week ending April 4th if you were unemployed then, or whenever you did become unemployed after that date, but don’t hold your breath waiting for it. I have been waiting 7 weeks for retroactive payment and still nothing. If your employer establishes a Short-Time Compensation Plan and you meet the qualifications to file an reemployment assistance claim in the state of Florida, you will receive a partial reemployment check to supplement your reduced paycheck. Im assuming since they are processing so many payments we will all be on biweekly payments once everyone is caught up. Payments had started from September 8th for claimants whose current weekly benefit amount (WBA), prior to taxes and other deductions was at least $100 prior to the week ending August 1, 2020. I have submitted (twice) the request to modify date of unemployment and it has not been changed and therefore the retroactive weeks have not appeared on CONNECT to claim. The back pay I had to do nothing as I had already filed those weeks. It doesn’t make sense. I numbered my questions above to help you find my actual questions. Called and get no solution. Click here for more information and to obtain an application. It’s awful! Hi I applied in April claim denied for Idk I’m independent contractor and again in July denied there system was screwed for sure! It is November! I applied for unemployment on March 17th. They will send email requesting new date. With the stimulus, the bank will reject it and eventually the irs will mail us a paper check I’m depressed about all this… Ok keep we will keep each other informed. It only says on hold . If you no longer have your PIN, select the “Forgot PIN” button to regain access to your account. Florida, my 4th LWA payment was processed on September 14th. Notify DEO if you are not ready, willing and able to work (e.g. If I moved but updated my contact info. starting today they will release 1080 for two weeks owed of 600 minus taxes. I. I am soooooooooooooo lost and don’t know what else to do. So the good news is that, if you did get the FPUC than, somehow the system must show that you are or were eligible for PUA at some point. You will get it this week if you didn’t get direct deposit your checks in the mail, Hey joe i checked my account this morning and it still dud not come u think i will be there this week, Some banks are slower then others my bank releases funds right away could me in the morning. How can anyone make it on $275 a week? I got a regular check yesterday for 247 which is for the waiting week. Smith Park (Florida National Guard partnering with Memorial Healthcare System), Amendment No. Mahalo. The form will be there instantly with a notification link on your homepage. We didn’t bring COV19 into our lives . I have been calling unemployment once a week and was told to be patient and that I am not the only one with retro payment issues… Well try telling that to my bills! It’s been 3 weeks for me as well! Yesterday, I was told my request was in the 2nd tier and that their was 3 tiers. No instructions , no explainations on determination. Everyone is getting taxed on the 600 now no Matter the option you choose. Other than that everything has been part of the original stimulus plan. I reapplied for PUA was approved but the dates say 4/26 starting did you get retro pay ugh and claiming every 2 weeks I keep getting knocked off. Those who apply for Reemployment Assistance whose employment was negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19 will follow the same application, review and payment process as all applicants for Reemployment Assistance in Florida. Update: The DEO has started updating their systems to make UI payments under the extended coverage period approved. So I’m still owed 2 payments to be caught up with my claims. 1 month ago. So everyone is getting something different. I am having to be frugal, when a lot of people are celebrating there windfall of free money! I am hurting for Money also I understand but be patient your money is coming. It was $300 until EOY and some aid for small businesses. So i received $235 a week for the last month and a half. Yet I received all these payments for the rest of February the (275) and got two payments of $600 on 05/05. Oddly, the $600 FPUC payment was also received on 5/23 but in the mail in form of a check. There has also been a lot of people scamming and claiming fake self owned businesses and gig jobs and congress has launched a investigation into those people and into the deo, I appreciate that, but following the instructions there is no link for “Request To Modify Claim”. Hi Carol, I also received an email from DEO on 9/26 informing me that they have received my claim. They can get a message to DEO when we can’t. Since the wages listed from my employers looked correct, I answered “NO” to these questions. Potential issues when completing bi-weekly verification:After finally completing, I still received a message within the “Payment Request Status” section of the home page: Pending issue(s) have been identified on your Claim Payment will be delayed until the pending issue(s) is resolved. Once completed again, the issue message was still there, but I presumed that the system just needed to cycle. Info gets hidden in there. I got rather desperate, so I gave up using Chrome and switched to Firefox (thinking it was a browser issue). Same happened here. Didn’t get the PUA application to show up on my account until beginning of May and got approved mid May so I was able to submit for first two weeks of May on CONNECT. While Florida has started paying all the enhanced unemployment payments it is well behind in processing and making retroactive payments. It may or may not have been the browser, but firefox went through on the first try. how do I know if I am receiving the federal relief help? Every week since then for 4 months I have called all 3 numbers with no response, emailed DEO with no response, faxed ALL my information with no response, and have spoken with 6 people who said they were forwarding my info to their supervisor – with no response. Hi Carol, I received the same email on 9/26. Don’t remember which option that is, but I think is #5. Received two payments of $600.00 previously and today received $226.00 ($125.00 wkly minus tax) Have not received the $600.00 for this week, assuming it is due to the Holiday. The Landlord can be based outside of Orange County but the rental property(ies) applied for rent arrears payment through this Eviction Diversion Program must be in Orange County, Florida. All claimants participating in PEUC will still be, Getting in touch with someone at the DEO is still a challenge. I have the same circumstance, stopped federal $600 5/19. The state of Florida along with mr desantis needs to stop patting himself on the back, trying to convince himself all is good (we know different, we are not living in the governor’s mansion) something needs to be done to fix this system so we can get the money that we are not only due, but the money we desperately need. No regularity at all. Nothing is mentioned anywhere about retroactive payments or the status of future payments, and when calling today the recording said there is a two hour telephone wait time. I’m in Florida and the same is happening to me. This now covers individuals who are self-employed, independent contractors, certain non-profit employees and gig economy workers, as well as to individuals working part-time, or who otherwise would not qualify for regular state Reemployment Assistance benefits under state or federal law or PEUC. I am afraid that we will not be paid retroactive pay and the state is going to leave us for dead. Down near the “Claimant Home” link, there was a new link in regard to making a Pandemic claim (I forget the exact wording… and the link is now gone). This is the first time since I filed in April that I haven’t gotten money on time. If anyone has another suggestion or solution, please comment. Then they sent me a letter showing me what i supposedly got paid last year on 2019 quarterly . As far as the $600 payments from May to April I should be getting, I haven’t heard anything about them and when I called I was told all I can do is wait. I’m still waiting for date modification too. Hello, if you received an e-mail with your pin and it’s only three digits, you need to a 0 in the front so your pin is 4 digits long. Hopefully to Tomorrow I am caught up. If so, quick follow-up question. I’m back to work as of September 1, but I should still get the LWA. Don’t know but u can always go back in and change it so taxes won’t be taken out. Permit Expiration Dates Suspended During COVID-19: On March 9 th Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52 declaring a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19. Have you looked on the CONNECT site and looked at payments? I cannot reach anybody with any knowledge to help me at the DEO. Hate that u r going thru this too but in a way I’m glad I’m not alone. “Moving forward and in an effort to streamline payments for Floridians, DEO is transitioning benefit payments back to a biweekly schedule.”. So stay tuned for updates. Hi! The $900 billion COVID-19 relief package was passed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, which among several other pandemic relief measures extends and provides additional federal funding for enhanced unemployment benefits. Same situation. Every agent has their own rules and no one can ever give you a straight answer! Governor Waives One-Week Payment Delay and Work Search Requirement It was never meant for 1 million plus people to file all at the same time & I think the # is higher. Your email address will not be published. The 600 comes each week!! I am owed over $10,000 and no one will tell me why I am locked out of my account. Or are you only getting the $600 now? If you received the first $900 that covered the weeks ending August 1,8,15th. These requirements will continue to be waived through January 2, 2021. Nothing since!!! I am still fighting with them over giving me the minimum in benefits because a human being has not reviewed my uploads showing tax returns and 1099s documenting income –my determination came in as making zero — they still approved me it’s pending review. I’m still claiming my weeks so I’m hoping it will show up in my acct. There is a specific time iv gotten threw twice with in 3 days but the hold time is crazy but after about two hours of waiting then you actually get to talk to some one that can help you. UI claimants with existing or expired claim balances should be aware of the following general guideliens: I will post additional updates as they are released in coming days. Everyone’s money is coming this week and next week then u will start getting it when u claim ur benefits. The only put my claim back to may and I just got $625 deposited on a debit card but my issue now is getting them to mail me the card. I have received only one $600 check from FPUC. November Update : Florida DEO confirmed it will only pay out only four weeks of additional jobless aid, rather than the six weeks provided under the program. I just received my 3rd deposit, but it did not include my $600 cares act supplement. And if so, how in the world do I found out if i am eligible, and how do I get the process started? I had a payment processed but never received it. I am sure if there is money left over they will send/apply for more again. Lost wages check issued 9/8/20 just received 3 separate $300 checks in the mail 9/12/20. Daily updates can be found on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. I was told to send it myself and 2 weeks later I called back and was told not proper process. I last received my $600 payment may 19th. Do I need to re apply to receive an extension in FL and why have I only recieved one of the $600 payments. To modify the date of your claim – in order to get, Floridians who have already exhausted their benefits or have a Reemployment Assistance claim that expired after July 1, 2019, will also have to re-apply. Following the 2 week pattern, I was hoping I’d have 2 deposits today for $600, but it didn’t happen. See more FAQs here. That will show you all mail you have received from DEO which may provide you with info as to the problems you are having. 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