Use the calculator to estimate your Florida weekly benefit rate amount (WBA) for Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as “unemployment compensation.” The calculator was last updated in March 2020.
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Instructions and details are included below the calculator. The calculator will auto-update as you enter information.
The calculator is for informational purposes only and cannot file any claim for benefits on your behalf. Furthermore, this calculator is not endorsed by any government agency and cannot guarantee eligibility or benefits.
Update (March 2020): The federal government temporarily increased unemployment benefits by an additional $600 per week per eligible recipient in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This additional amount is available in all US states/jurisdictions, although it may take some time for states to implement this increase. The calculator's estimated weekly benefit amount does not include this additional $600/week payment.
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Florida Weekly Benefit Amount Calculator : Instructions and Explanations
Date Claim Filed
Enter the date that you filed your claim (or will file your claim) for unemployment. The calendar defaults to today's date.
Florida will usually consider your claim effective as of Sunday of the same week that you file. This affects which quarterly earnings are considered as your base period (see below) when calculating your weekly benefit amount (WBA).
Base Period: Calendar Quarters | Wages Earned
Enter your total wage earnings for each of the four calendar quarters listed, which are the first four of the most recent five completed calendar quarters.
The quarter with the highest earnings will then be used to calculate your WBA.
Florida Weekly Benefit Amount Calculator: Results
Estimated Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA)
The calculator returns your estimated WBA based on your highest quarterly earnings during the base period.
The maximum WBA is $275 for highest quarterly earnings of $7,150+.
You must have at least two calendar quarters with earnings in order to be eligible for a WBA.
Your total wages earned over the base period must be at least 1.5x your highest quarterly earnings.
The calculator will return an estimated weekly benefit rate of $0, if it appears that you do not meet the eligibility requirements described above.
Your WBA may be reduced by other compensation that you receive and certain mandated payments, such as delinquent child support payments.
Total Maximum Benefit Amount
The calculator indicates your total maximum benefit amount for unemployment benefits.
Your maximum benefits amount is the lesser of 25% your WBA or $3,300 of total wages earned during the base period.
Although the calculator does not take this into account, your maximum benefit amount may be reduced by other payments received as well as other factors.
Maximum # of Weeks
The maximum number of weeks for which you can receive your WBA is 12 weeks.
File a Claim in Florida
The following link will let you start the online process to file a claim for benefits. Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation, are administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the state government agency that helps Floridian job seekers and workers.