Broward Office: (954) 983-8000 | Dade Office: (305) 945-2444
Broward Office: (954) 983-8000 | Dade Office: (305) 945-2444

Unemployment Claims

If you are out of work for a prolonged period of time, Florida law provides for the payment of unemployment benefits to supplement your income while you look for another job. Florida’s Reemployment Assistance Program is responsible for administering these payments and helping unemployed individuals to find gainful employment in our state. Working with a Hollywood unemployment claims lawyer can be the best and most practical way to protect your right to unemployment benefits in our area.

Who Can Qualify for Unemployment Benefits?

Under Florida law, you must meet a few strict criteria to be eligible for unemployment benefits:

  • You must be capable of performing work and must be actively seeking employment.
  • You must have left your previous employment involuntarily. Quitting your job will not qualify you for unemployment benefits.
  • You must currently be unemployed.
  • You must have earned income equal to or greater than the statutory minimum established by Florida law.

Establishing that you meet these criteria can sometimes be tricky. Your Hollywood unemployment claims lawyer can provide you with the guidance, support and legal representation needed to ensure that you receive your fair share of these financial arrangements.

Extensive Paperwork Is Usually Required

The application process for unemployment benefits can be long and tedious. The state of Florida will usually ask you to fill out forms detailing your previous employment, your wages, the conditions under which you left your last employer and all pertinent details about addresses, phone numbers, supervisor names and job titles. Your resume may be a good starting point for ensuring that the information you provide on your application is accurate and complete. You will also need to provide your Social Security number and photo identification as well as the exact amount of wages you earned during the first week for which you are claiming unemployment.

Navigating the process to receive unemployment benefits can be a real challenge, especially for novices to this bureaucratic process. At the Law Offices of Mark Tudino, we specialize in providing the support and guidance you need to achieve success in qualifying for and receiving these payments. We work with you during every stage of the process to ensure that your interests are represented effectively. If you need the services of a qualified Hollywood unemployment claims lawyer, call us today at 954-983-8000 in Broward County or 305-945-2444 in Dade County. We look forward to the chance to serve you.