If your claim for unemployment insurance in Florida has been unfairly denied due to the new online "skills assessment test" or online claim filing requirement, tell us your story.
Florida has eliminated telephone filing for unemployment insurance claims, and tied new initial claims for benefits to completion of a 45-question online math, reading and research "skills assessment test." Tens of thousands of unemployment claimants in Florida have been unfairly denied benefits due to an inability to complete the online exam or online claim filing requirements.
In August, 2011, the State of Florida implemented sweeping changes to its system for filing unemployment insurance claims. We have documented the impact of those changes on many thousands of unemployment claimants on our blog here recently.
The National Employment Law Project and Florida Legal Services have urged the U.S. Department of Labor to investigate the changes enacted in the claims procedures on the grounds that they violate provisions in federal law that require states to ensure their systems provide payments "when due" to claimants who meet standard eligibility requirements.
If you have experienced a denial or disqualification for unemployment compensation in Florida since August, 2011, specifically due to the new online filing or online "skills assessment test," please share the details of that experience with us.
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