Many sources have indicated that self-employed individuals and independent contractors are also eligible to receive unemployment benefits. Visit the links below for more information:
Florida Unemployment Guide:
Florida Reemployment Portal:
You can also call the Reemployment Assistance Hotline: 1-800-204-2418
Unfortunately, many have reported issues with the Reemployment Portal. This includes server issues, so it may take a while for the page to load. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is also currently experiencing higher than average wait times when contacting the Reemployment Assistance Program.