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Title: UPDATE FLORIDA U.C. REENGINEERING PLAN


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State of FloridaAgency for Workforce
InnovationUnemployment Compensation
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Change in Service Delivery
  • October 2000 The Division of Unemployment
    Compensation was transferred from Florida
    Department of Labor Employment Security to the
    newly created Agency for Workforce Innovation

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Change in Service Delivery
  • Consolidated service delivery from 90 local
    offices to 2 Hubs and 1 Call Center
  • Transitioned from in-person claims filing at
    local offices to remote claim filing by Internet
    and Telephone.
  • Currently 50 Internet Claims, 40 Telephone,
    and 10 Other

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  • Orlando Call Center
  • Information and Assistance Calls
  • Tallahassee Claims Hub
  • Internet and Telephone Claims Processing and
    Adjudication
  • Ft. Lauderdale Claims Hub
  • Internet and Telephone Claims Processing and
    Adjudication

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • Legal Authority The Stafford Act (Title 42,
    Chapter 68 of U.S. Code), and 20 CFR 625, Code of
    Federal Regulations
  • Funding provided by FEMA, and channeled through
    U.S. Dept. of Labor to the states
  • Administered by state workforce agencies as part
    of the unemployment compensation program

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • PURPOSE
  • To provide financial assistance to individuals
    who become unemployed due to a major disaster
    (partial income replacement).
  • Intended to assist those who do not qualify for
    regular unemployment compensation benefits,
    including self-employed individuals.

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • CHRONOLOGY
  • Damage assessment by emergency management
    officials
  • Governor requests and President declares major
    disaster and designates counties eligible for
    Individual Assistance
  • State workforce agency issues press release and
    other media announcements of DUA availability and
    filing period
  • Agency immediately begins taking and processing
    DUA claims and issuing payments to eligible
    individuals

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • ELIGIBILITY
  • Lived or worked in a declared county
  • Was working at time of disaster (or was scheduled
    to work)
  • Not eligible for regular unemployment benefits
  • Unemployment is a direct result of disaster
  • Filed timely application for DUA (within 30 days
    of public announcement)

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • ELIGIBILITY (Continued)
  • For self-employed, benefits calculated based on
    reported net income
  • Self-employed must provide proof of net income,
    such as tax return
  • May be required to show proof of employment at
    time of disaster
  • Must be legal resident, authorized to work in
    U.S., with valid Social Security Number

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • BENEFITS
  • Based on earnings for most recent tax year
    (calendar year 2005)
  • Minimum DUA weekly benefit amount 113 (if
    based on full-time work)
  • Maximum DUA weekly benefit amount 275 (same as
    regular unemployment max)
  • Benefits begin as of first full week following
    date of disaster (claim is effective Sunday)

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • BENEFITS (Continued)
  • Payable for up to 26 weeks following disaster
  • If regular unemployment compensation exhausts
    during assistance period, may be eligible for DUA
  • Evacuees from another state apply for and receive
    DUA benefits from state where they were working
    (interstate claim)

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • Filing Florida claims and obtaining information
    (regular unemployment benefits and DUA benefits)
  • Website www.floridajobs.org or
    www.fluidnow.com
  • Telephone 1-800-204-2418 or
    1-866-778-7356

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