Below we provide the unemployment eligibility requirements in Tennessee. If you have additional information about applying for TN unemployment benefits then contact the Tennessee unemployment office.
Although you may have enough wages to establish a valid claim, you may still be disqualified from receiving benefits. Some of the conditions are listed below.
Voluntarily quitting without good cause connected with work may include
Discharged for misconduct in connection with work may include
NOTE: If you are disqualified for any of the above reasons listed you must do the following to establish eligibility.
There are other reasons which would result in disqualification. Some are
To Find Out If You Qualify, GO HERE: http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/Claimants/appintro.html
To File Online GO HERE: http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/Claimants/appintro.html
The internet claims system is designed to give you a simple and convenient method of filing a lack of work, quit, or discharge claim. If any of the following apply, you will need to telephone the U.I.Claims Center to file your claim. If you live in the Nashville calling area, please call 253-0800; otherwise please call toll-free 1-877-813-0950:
To file your claim, you must:
FAILURE TO CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW THE APPLICATION AND READ GUIDE FOR RECEIVING U.I. BENEFITS WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF BENEFITS.
You must access and read the Guide for Receiving U.I. Benefits. This guide fully explains your rights and responsibilities when filing for and receiving unemployment insurance benefits. You will not receive a check for unemployment insurance benefits if you do not read and follow this information. Failure to read and follow the instructions will result in a delay or loss of benefits.
At the end of the filing process, you will receive a confirmation page for you to print and keep for your records. You will also receive a confirmation email if you provided your email address. Claims are effective the date received by our Agency. You should receive a Wage Transcript and Initial Determination by mail within 5 working days. Do not contact the Agency for 12 working days after filing. If you do not receive anything in the mail after 12 days, please call the U.I. Claims Center at 253-0800 if you live in the Nashville calling area, or call toll free 1-877-813-0950 if outside of the Nashville calling area.
CLAIM FILING TIMES
Sunday from 8 a.m. until 12 midnight Central Time
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. until midnight Central Time
Once you have submitted your claim, you will be able to file your weekly certification beginning on the first Sunday after your claim is filed. Each Sunday you will need to access the Weekly Certification Process at http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/labor. Click on "Weekly Certification" in the menu, and follow the prompts. If your certification is successful, you will receive a confirmation message. Selecting "View Benefits/Update Information" from the main menu will allow you to access information about your claim.
The second is here:
ATTEND A MASS CLAIMS SESSION TO FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
Beginning Thursday, January 29, Tennessee workers will have another means for filing initial claims for unemployment insurance. This new service is a temporary measure to help relieve the state's overloaded telephone network for processing claims.
During the meetings claimants will complete their required forms. They will be prepared to certify their eligibility on a weekly basis, either online or by phone, which is required as long as they are receiving unemployment benefits. Staff will then approve and process the claims onsite.
In order to file during the mass meetings, the claimant must have been laid off from his job due to lack of work and must have a separation notice or letter from his employer stating that the separation was because of lack of work or reduction in force (sometimes written as furloughed). Tennessee employers are urged to provide each of their employees a separation notice stating separation due to lack of work. The separation notice form can be found at www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/Employers/forms/LB-0489.pdf.
Requirements to participate in the mass claims session:
In order to participate in a mass claims session, there are certain requirements:
Phone Number: (615) 253-0800 or (877) 813-0950