PINELLAS COUNTY — The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced a new, mobile-friendly online application for Reemployment Assistance available at www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication.
“The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is committed to ensuring Floridians are able to receive the benefits owed to them during this global pandemic,” said DOE Executive Director Ken Lawson. “The team is working around the clock to make the process for applying for Reemployment Assistance as easy as possible for Floridians.”
Floridians who do not have a current open Reemployment Assistance claim should complete their application online at www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication.
To utilize the user-friendly online Reemployment Assistance application or to download the paper Reemployment Assistance application, Floridians should visit www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19.
If a Floridian chooses to submit a paper application for Reemployment Assistance benefits, they should mail their application to the DEO, and a representative will call when their application is processed. Paper applications may take longer to process than completing an online application.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
P.O. Box 5350
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350
Step 1 – Collect all information needed to complete the Reemployment Application
You will need the following information to submit an application for Reemployment Assistance benefits. You are encouraged to collect the following documents and information before beginning the application process.
- Social Security number
- Driver’s License or State ID number
- Employment information for the last 18 months for each employer:
- Employer ID – FEIN number (this is found on your W2 or 1099 tax form), if available
- Employer name (name on pay stub), address, and phone number
- First and last day of work
- Gross earnings (before taxes are taken out) covering the last 18 months
- Reason for separation
If you are one of the following, make sure you have this additional information available
- Not a U.S. Citizen: Alien Registration Number or other work authorization form
- Military employee: Copy of your DD-214 Member 4; If you do not have the Member 4, then a copy of your Member 2-7 may be used.
- Federal employee: SF-8 or SF-50
- Union member: Union name, hall number, and phone number
Any Floridian who has lost their job due to COVID-19, is encouraged to complete a Reemployment Assistance application. The following are the steps needed to complete an application online or by mail.
Step 2 – Submit your Reemployment Assistance application
You can apply online at www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication or print an application for Reemployment Assistance at www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19. Paper applications may take longer to process than completing an online application.
Paper applications can be mailed to: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, P.O. Box 5350, Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350.
CareerSource locations across the state are available to assist with completing and submitting your online application. They are also available to provide paper applications. Visit CareerSourceFlorida.com for center locations.
FedEx is also offering Floridians the option to print and mail applications for Reemployment Assistance at locations throughout the state free of charge. Visit https://local.fedex.com/en-us/fl/ to find a participating location near you.
Step 3 – Receive your Reemployment Assistance application confirmation.
If you mail your Reemployment Assistance application to DEO, a representative will contact you after your application is processed.
A written determination will be provided electronically and/or by mail to explain if you are monetarily eligible, and if you are, what your weekly benefit amount will be.
For more information about Reemployment Assistance benefits and how to apply, visit DEO’s mobile-friendly site www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19
Where to pick up paper applications if you can’t do it online
CareerSource Pinellas – Call to confirm. As of publication, they are operating virtually but people can come to their locations to pick up applications outside. Call 727-524-4344 for a location near you.
Community Health Centers of Pinellas — Call to confirm hours.
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Suncoast
Address: 5523 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33760
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Clearwater Dental
Address: 702 Jasmine Way, Clearwater, FL 33756
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Clearwater
Address: 707 East Druid Road, Clearwater, FL 33756
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Dunedin
Address: 1721 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Largo
Address: 12420 130th Avenue North, Largo, FL 33744 (at corner of Wilcox)
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Lealman
Address: 4950 34th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33714
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Oldsmar
Address: 3860 Tampa Road, Suite C, Oldsmar, FL 34677
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Pinellas Park
Address: 7550 43rd Street North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
St. Petersburg (Bayfront)
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Bayfront
Address: 701 6th Street South, Suite 741, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
St. Petersburg (Johnnie Ruth Clarke)
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Johnnie Ruth Clarke
Address: 1344 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
St. Petersburg (MLK)
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at St. Petersburg
Address: 612 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Location: Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Tarpon Springs
Address: 247 South Huey Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689