Reemployment Assistance Benefits

Florida rolls out New Connect system

Important News                                                             

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) CONNECT system is a new way to claim your weekly Reemployment Assistance benefits, update and monitor your accounts and respond to requests for more information. CONNECT is designed to provide better service and convenience.

Reemployment Assistance, formerly referred to as Unemployment Compensation, provides temporary wage benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. Florida's Reemployment Assistance System is administered by DEO. CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion staff cannot determine or offer opinions on eligibility for benefits. CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion does, however, provide resources and job seeker services to help you manage your Reemployment Assistance claims and assist with your reemployment needs. 

What You Need to Know

To learn how to claim weeks in CONNECT and access all the new system's benefits, visit DEO's CONNECT website.

Help Using New System

DEO's Contact Center offers extended hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. DEO has increased the number of customer service representatives to assist with busier phone lines. The Contact Center hotline is 800-204-2419.