If you are filing for unemployment in Florida, use this website

click to enlarge SCREENSHOT VIA DEO WEBSITE
Screenshot via DEO website
Over the past couple weeks, Florida’s unemployment claims have skyrocketed and the $7.7 million website meant to handle it all has been a catastrophic failure.

However, yesterday the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity debuted a new mobile-friendly site that, so far, seems to actually work.

The new site can be found here: www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication

On Wednesday, the state of Florida also rolled out a new mobile-friendly coronavirus page, which can be found at: www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19. The new site features links to the new job site, as well as info about paper applications.

According to the site, before applying be sure to have the following:

• Social Security number

• Driver’s License or State ID number

• Your employment for the last 18 months including for each employer

Additionally, if you are one of the following, make sure you have this additional information available:

• Not a US Citizen: Alien Registration Number or other work authorization form

• Military Employee: DD-214 Member 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 may be used

• Federal Employee: SF 8 or SF 50

• Union Member: Union Name, Hall Number, and Phone Number

This story originally appeared in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.
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