TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Gov. Ron DeSantis says more than 100 FedEx stores across the state of Florida will soon print and mail paper unemployment applications at no charge.
The governor first made the announcement on Monday, but said Tuesday that the arrangement was finalized. DeSantis also said some stores may already be allowing it now but expects more to start participating as the week goes on.
I appreciate @FedEx’s willingness to help Floridians in a time of need. Starting today, over 100 @FedEx storefronts throughout the state are providing free printing and mailing of reemployment assistance applications.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 6, 2020
Once printed and mailed, FedEx will overnight those applications to Tallahassee on a daily basis.
As far as when your application will be received, the state's unemployment website states, "Please note that paper applications could potentially take longer to process than completing an online application."
To view and download the paper application, click here.
On Monday, DeSantis touted that the state made improvements over the weekend that brought the state's unemployment website up to speed. However, many users on social media say the site is still not working as it should.
When we obtain an official list of which FedEx stores are offering this service locally, we will update this story.