Once you file for Florida unemployment, it can take a couple of weeks for you to receive a determination letter notifying you of whether or not you are approved for benefits. Do not wait on the determination letter to start claiming your weekly benefits. Instead, start claiming benefits immediately after your benefits application is submitted. You will not be able to make weekly benefit claims until you file for a Florida PIN (Personal Identification Number), which is needed for claim submission.
Visit the Florida Unemployment Weekly Claim Certification and Work Search Verification website (see Resource).
Click the “Continue” button that is located at the bottom of the page.
Select “Florida” from the location drop-down menu. Enter your zip code. Click “Submit.”
Click the link that is designated for establishing a PIN for the first time.
Enter your Social Security number and desired four-digit PIN. Click “Establish New PIN” to complete the creation of your PIN.