DEO Announces Temporary Extension of Work Search Waiver Through May 29

Yesterday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Executive Order 210-015 in its Re-Employment Assistance Update. The order temporarily extends the waiver of the work search and work registration requirements through May 29, 2021. More details, including the PDF of the full EO is linked below.


  • DEO issued Executive Order 21-015 to continue waiving the work search and work registration requirements through May 29, 2021, and the waiting week requirement through June 26, 2021.
  • When the waiver expires, claimants must submit work searches for every week of state or federal benefits requested. Additionally, new claimants who file after the expiration of the waiver must complete the work registration through Employ Florida.
  • An accurate work search record may include, but is not limited to, registering for work and reemployment services with a local CareerSource Center, completing a job application in person or online, mailing a job application or resume, making in-person visits with potential employers, interviewing with potential employers, or registering for work with employment or placement agencies to name a few.
  • The Department encourages claimants to continue searching for work regardless of the waiver extension.

Daily updates can be found on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard.