Florida updates unemployment system to process self-employed claims

Robert Kantor of Punta Gorda is a ride-share driver who’s been trying to apply for unemployment since March 16. “I cannot drive because I’m at high risk for coronavirus,” Kantor said. Friday, Kantor’s status finally changed from “completed” to “submitted.” As a gig worker, he’s supposed to be eligible for federal benefits. But he’s starting […]

Florida unemployment: Tracking numbers, continued problems with system

Some people have been waiting now for more than a month to get their unemployment payments, and the state’s website used to apply for those benefits is still acting up despite recent upgrades. We continue to work toward new answers about how the state is trying to serve Floridians going through the unemployment process. The […]