Important New Benefits for the unemployed

Increased Unemployment Benefits

The United States government has added an additional $600 per week on top of what the state pays. Besides this, they have lengthened unemployment payments} for four months instead of 3.

Easier Eligibility for unemployment benefits

Because of the Corona Virus pandemic, Congress made changes to unemployment regulations, which will let people be eligible that would not have been eligible before. Cares Act Eligibility states that individuals who are self-employed, independent contractors and nonprofit employees, those that are otherwise ineligible for State Reemployment Assistance benefits and those that have exhausted state and federal benefits may be eligible. See links below to apply for unemployment. Note: You could be ineligible for state unemployment yet be eligible for federal assistance under the Cares Act.

More Funding for Dislocated Workers

The United States government has added an additional $600 per week on top of what the state pays. Besides this, they have lengthened unemployment payments} for four months instead of 3. ​ On March 18th, 2020, the Department of Labor added an additional $100 million for dislocated workers. This varies from county to county, but depending whre you live, it can pay between $5,000 to $10,000 for you to get trained, certified and get can help you get placed. There is no cost to you--it really is free if you qualify. It's a great way to update your skills for free--even the exams are covered! The size of the grant and whether it is available does vary by county, but this can be a boon for The unemployed.

Increased Unemployment Benefits

The United States government has added an additional $600 per week on top of what the state pays. Besides this, they have lengthened unemployment payments} for four months instead of 3.

Easier Eligibility for unemployment benefits

Because of the Corona Virus pandemic, Congress made changes to unemployment regulations, which will let people be eligible that would not have been eligible before. Cares Act Eligibility states that individuals who are self-employed, independent contractors and nonprofit employees, those that are otherwise ineligible for State Reemployment Assistance benefits and those that have exhausted state and federal benefits may be eligible. See links below to apply for unemployment. Note: You could be ineligible for state unemployment yet be eligible for federal assistance under the Cares Act.

More Funding for Dislocated Workers

The United States government has added an additional $600 per week on top of what the state pays. Besides this, they have lengthened unemployment payments} for four months instead of 3. ​ On March 18th, 2020, the Department of Labor added an additional $100 million for dislocated workers. This varies from county to county, but depending whre you live, it can pay between $5,000 to $10,000 for you to get trained, certified and get can help you get placed. There is no cost to you--it really is free if you qualify. It's a great way to update your skills for free--even the exams are covered! The size of the grant and whether it is available does vary by county, but this can be a boon for The unemployed.

Frequently asked questions

With this new law, you would see what the state gives you and then add an additional $600. Right now the maximum in Florida is $275 per week. However, senators have urged governors to reduce this to a maximum of what you were making before you were unemployed.

Yes. The amount of time you can get unemployment benefits for has expanded from 3 months to four. They have also made it easier to qualify. (see below)

Because of the Corona Virus pandemic, Congress made changes to unemployment regulations,  which will let people be eligible that would not have been eligible before.

Cares Act Eligibility states that individuals who are self-employed, independent contractors and nonprofit employees, those that are otherwise ineligible for State Reemployment Assistance benefits and those that have exhausted state and federal benefits may be eligible.

You can apply for reemployment assistance (unemployment) online: https://connect.myflorida.com

It is called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). it is a jobs program. It provides no cost training grants to assist workers get trained, certified and placed in high demand careers such as IT, cyber-security, business intelligence, project management and more. The idea is that there are careers in which there are not enough certified workers and there are declining careers in which there are too many people. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) addresses this issue by providing no cost funding for career training in high demand fields to those who are eligible for this grant. This training is designed to make your resume marketable so you can get hired and get back into the workforce. This is a grant, not a loan. If you qualify, everything is covered, even the exam. The amounts vary by county but can be as high as $10,000 depending where you live.

They have set aside more funding to help those who lost their jobs. On March 18th, 2020 The Department of Labor set aside an additional $100 million for dislocated worker grants. Workforce programs also received more funding under the new law. Helping the unemployed back to work is a priority in order to kick start the economy once more.

Sadly, no. The CareerSource offices that run the program are closed to the public. Some counties, like Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties, have WIOA counselors working from home to work on these applications so dislocated workers can get assistance. At a time when so many unemployment has skyrocketed, some other counties have chosen instead to stop processing applications until they reopen.

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