In today’s tough economy, unemployment is at record levels. It can be very stressful trying to find a job and adjusting to the changing job market. The state of Florida offers unemployment insurance payments to provide financial help to unemployed people that meet the requirements. If you are unemployed in Polk County, Florida, here are some steps to apply for unemployment.
Gather the following information required to file your claim: name, contact information, social security number, name and address of last employer, date you started working with your last employer, date of final day of work with your last employer, driver’s license number.
Go to the State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation website and access the Florida Unemployment Internet Direct Claims at https://www2.myflorida.com/fluid/
Click on the Claim Form button at the bottom of the page to start filing your unemployment insurance claim online.
Fill out the information in the form with the information you gathered in Step 1 and file your claim for unemployment benefits online.
If have difficulty filing your claim online, you can call the claims phone number at 1-800-204-2418 or you can visit your local Polk County One-Stop Center and file your claim in person.