November 5, 2010.
An appeal from an order of the Unemployment Appeals Commission.
Jermaine L. Kennedy, pro se, Appellant.
Geri Atkinson-Hazelton and Louis A. Gutierrez, Unemployment Appeals Commission, Tallahassee, for Appellees.
The Unemployment Appeals Commission erred as a matter of law when it determined that Jermaine L. Kennedy received an overpayment of unemployment compensation benefits during his period of unpaid training. Kennedy's uncompensated training did not constitute employment so as to disqualify him from receiving un-employment benefits. See Winters v. Fla. Unemployment Appeals Comm'n, 858 So.2d 1218 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003); Smith v. Bankers Life Cas. Co., 852 So.2d 297 (Fia. 2d DCA 2003).
REVERSED and REMANDED for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
BENTON, PADOVANO, and CLARK, JJ., concur.