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Reemployment Assistance (also called reemployment assistance insurance) provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.

In order to assist our community, the City of North Port, North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, and faith-based organizations within the City are making access to the Reemployment Assistance Application easier to obtain. By providing hard copies of the form, as well as links to an electronic, writable PDF version of the form, we hope to make the process easier for our residents. Hard copies of the Reemployment Assistance Application can be obtained at these locations within the City: the Family Service Center at 6919 Outreach Way, North Port, in a designated stand outside of the Chamber office, located at 1337 N. Sumter Boulevard in North Port, at PostNet, located at 1121 W Price Blvd, North Port, FL 34288, and  at New Hope Community Church, 5600 South Biscayne Dr., during their food pantry disbursement available Mondays and Fridays from 1pm-5pm.

To obtain more information about the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance Services, please click on the link below:

http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/rapaperapplication

Please share this information with your friends, family and contacts so that we can help those in need during these difficult times.

Additionally, FedEx Office has partnered with the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to print applications and send them out every day for overnight delivery. The closet location to North Port is the FedEx Office in Venice at 1506 Venice Bypass S., Venice, FL (If individuals pick up hard copy forms up locally, they are encouraged to take them directly to the FedEx Office location in Venice for overnight delivery. Their hours are 9am – 6pm, with their shipment going out at approximately 4pm daily. Phone: (941) 497-4328)

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“The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is committed to ensuring Floridians are able to receive the benefits owed to them during this global pandemic,” said Ken Lawson, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “The team is working around the clock to make the process for applying for Reemployment Assistance as easy as possible for Floridians.”

Floridians who do not have a current open Reemployment Assistance claim should complete their application online at www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication.

To utilize the user-friendly online Reemployment Assistance application or to download the paper Reemployment Assistance application, Floridians should visit www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19. If a Floridian chooses to submit a paper application for Reemployment Assistance benefits, they should mail their application to DEO, and a representative will call when their application is processed.

Any Floridian who has lost their job due to COVID-19, is encouraged to complete a Reemployment Assistance application. The following are the steps needed to complete an application online or by mail.

Step 1 – Collect all information needed to complete the Reemployment Application.

You will need the following information to submit an application for Reemployment Assistance benefits. You are encouraged to collect the following documents and information before beginning the application process.

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s License or State ID number
  • Employment information for the last 18 months for each employer:
  • Employer ID - FEIN number (this is found on your W2 or 1099 tax form), if available
  • Employer name (name on pay stub), address, and phone number
  • First and last day of work
  • Gross earnings (before taxes are taken out) covering the last 18 months
  • Reason for separation

If you are one of the following, make sure you have this additional information available:

  • Not a U.S. Citizen: Alien Registration Number or other work authorization form
  • Military employee: Copy of your DD-214 Member 4; If you do not have the Member 4, then a copy of your Member 2-7 may be used.
  • Federal employee: SF-8 or SF-50
  • Union member: Union name, hall number, and phone number

Step 2 – Submit your Reemployment Assistance application.

You can apply online at www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication or print an application for Reemployment Assistance at www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19. Paper applications may take longer to process than completing an online application.

Paper applications can be mailed to:

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
P.O. Box 5350
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350

CareerSource locations across the state are available to assist with completing and submitting your online application. They are also available to provide paper applications. Visit CareerSourceFlorida.com for center locations.

FedEx is also offering Floridians the option to print and mail applications for Reemployment Assistance at locations throughout the state free of charge.Visit https://local.fedex.com/en-us/fl/ to find a participating location near you.

Step 3 – Receive your Reemployment Assistance application confirmation.

If you mail your Reemployment Assistance application to DEO, a representative will contact you after your application is processed.

A written determination will be provided electronically and/or by mail to explain if you are monetarily eligible, and if you are, what your weekly benefit amount will be.

For more information about Reemployment Assistance benefits and how to apply, visit DEO’s mobile-friendly site www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19.