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www.FluidNow.com | How to file for Unemployment in Florida

What is FluidNow.com? Residents of the state of Florida who are unemployed by no fault of their own can file an unemployment compensation claim online through Florida’s Internet Claims Filing System (FLUID). A user can also check on the status of a claim, update account information, complete an initial online skills review, “claim your weeks”, file an appeal, file for extended benefits, report fraud and much more.

In general you must meet these three basic qualifications.
Your past earnings must meet certain minimum thresholds.
You must be unemployed through no fault of your own, as defined by Florida law.
You must be able, available, and actively looking for work.

If you fail to meet any of the above it is most likely not worth your time to file for Unemployment Compensation.

Your claim may take up to an hour to file online using FLUID and once you have started the application you have 72 hours to complete it. If you don’t complete it within 72 hours the application will be lost and you will have to start over. Please have all your past employment records on hand (dates worked, name of employer and reason for separation) as they will be needed in order to complete the claims process online.

Once you claim has been filed you will have to claim your weeks. This process is simple for the most part and will have to be done every two weeks until your benefits run out or you find a job. fluidnow.com Claim Your Weeks online is available Monday to Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m and Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (all times are Eastern). You will also have to provide proof that your are looking for employment by certifying every two weeks. You will be asked to show that you are looking for a job by providing 5 work contacts. You can also certify by meeting with a counselor at a One-Stop Career Center.

If you filed a claim and feel like you were wrongly denied you have the right to file an appeal. An appeal can be filed online and will be reconsidered by the Unemployment Appeals Commission. The Appeals Commission is comprised of a Chairman and two Commissioners, each appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The appeals department can be reached at 850-921-3915 with any questions or concerns you might have.