Helpful Resources for Business Owners and Unemployment Assistance
 Amid COVID-19

Personal Protective Equipment for Miami-Dade
Non-Essential Business Owners

For businesses now re-opening or preparing to, here are some helpful links to help you get personal protective equipment for your employees, and guidelines to follow according to CDC health recommendations.

The County’s Small Business Box program:

Business Checklist:

Printable CDC flyers:
Miami-Dade testing locations for employers to have their workforce tested:
PUA: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides assistance to individuals whose employment has been either lost or interrupted as a direct result of COVID-19 and those not ordinarily eligible for state Reemployment Assistance. This includes individuals who are gig workers, self-employed or contract employees. PUA will provide individuals with up to $275 per week in benefits.

You must complete an application for state Reemployment Assistance benefits before applying for PUA. During the application you will be asked if you were impacted by COVID-19. Your Reemployment Assistance claim will then be determined for eligibility. If you are determined ineligible or your state Reemployment Assistance benefits have been exhausted, you will then be prompted to file a PUA application. For more information, click here.

FPUC: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) is available for eligible applicants who are currently receiving regular state Reemployment Assistance benefits. FPUC is an additional $600 distributed weekly in addition to state Reemployment Assistance benefits. Due to the system upgrades in CONNECT, DEO is able to issue the additional $600 payments in multiple ways. If you are eligible and have previously provided a bank account in the CONNECT system, you will receive a direct deposit to your account. If you did not provide your bank account, you will receive a check to the mailing address provided on your account. Click here for more information.

PEUC: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation
The PEUC program provides up to 13 weeks of Reemployment Assistance benefits to individuals who have exhausted regular unemployment benefits under state or federal law or have no rights to regular unemployment benefits under state or federal law. Floridians may be eligible for up to $275 + $600 in weekly benefits. The additional $600 applies to weeks of unemployment beginning March 29, 2020, and ends July 25, 2020.
The first week a claimant can be compensated on this benefit is the week beginning March 29, 2020, and the last payable week is the week ending Dec. 26, 2020. For more information, click here.
Free Meals for Seniors AND Children

If you know a Senior or child in need, call 3-1-1 to arrange for free meal delivery for seniors, or email them at
  • Text 2-1-1 2-1-1 to arrange free meals for children 18 and younger or text FLKIDSMEALS to 2-1-1 2-1-1 to get the location nearest you.
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