General Information about the Unemployment Insurance Program: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment.html
To file a UI claim online: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment.html
To file a claim by telephone number: Telephone Support for Unemployment Insurance Filing: 844-224-5818
Coronavirus update: Tennessee is providing updates on Unemployment Insurance changes related to COVID-19 here: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/general-resources/news/2020/3/11/information-about-tn-uibenefits-and-coronavirus.html
Qualify • When a Tennessee business closes to help slow the spread of the virus and temporarily has to lay off employees, those workers can collect unemployment benefits, if they meet other eligibility requirements. • If you are quarantined or ordered to isolate by a medical professional or health authority, an upcoming executive order from Governor Bill Lee allows you to receive unemployment benefits if all other eligibility requirements are met and you intend to return to your job.
How to Apply • Apply online here https://www.jobs4tn.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx
Details • If your place of employment is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, please indicate a return to work date. • If you are unsure of the return to work date, use the date 16 weeks from the day of filing. • The COVID-19 emergency has created a tremendous amount of unemployment claims. The Department is processing them as quickly as possible. You can check the status of your claim on your Jobs4TN.gov dashboard. • If your employer closed or reduced hours due to COVID-19 you may select “lack of work” • The maximum weekly benefit in Tennessee is $275 before federal taxes are deducted. • The state determines your weekly benefit based on your earning over the past 18 months.