If you closed your business as part of the mitigation efforts in Florida to stop the spread of COVID-19, your employees may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity administers reemployment benefits, which provide temporary income for workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own and who are able and available for work. Please reference the image below or
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for the FAQs related to this program.
Please note: Claims filed without correctly reporting employers may experience delays. It is important to list the correct employment information when filing your claim. If you fail to do so, your benefits may be delayed while the missing employment information is obtained
In addition, Florida's bridge loan program has been enacted. For-profit, privately held small businesses with two to 100 employees that maintain a place of business in Florida, were established before March 9, 2020 and suffered economic injury as a result of the disaster can apply. The need for the loan and use of the money must be directly related to the economic injury caused by the disaster. You can find details of the program
The loan application is available
Please let us know if we can help you in understanding or accessing these programs. New programs are being announced daily. Watch for updates on our
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