Apply and Receive Tennessee Unemployment Insurance

To get an application for unemployment Tennessee, you must contact the Department of Labor via its website or its affiliated career centers. The unemployment application can be found at www.tn.gov/labor. Before you file, it is a good idea to find out what the eligibility requirements are.

Apply For Unemployment Tennessee Eligibility Requirements

There are several basic requirements that must be met to get approval for your application for unemployment benefits in Tennessee. First, is your unemployment your fault or your employer's? If you got fired, unfortunately you probably aren't eligible for benefits. If you were laid off, if your business closed or your employer cut back your hours drastically, you are eligible.

Second, are you legal in Tennessee? If you are a citizen of the state of Tennessee or a legal resident alien, you are eligible. If you are an illegal alien, you are not eligible. If you are a resident of another state, you should file an application for unemployment with that state. You can find their information by finding their Department of Labor website.

Third, if you are a former federal worker or a former service member, you are not eligible for Tennessee unemployment but you are eligible for other types of assistance. Contact the Tennessee Department of Labor to find out more.

Fourth, if your job is gone due to a natural disaster, you should contact the Tennessee Department of Labor about how to apply for unemployment and other financial help as soon as possible.

Tennessee Unemployment Application

Do not be afraid to file a Tennessee Unemployment Application. As long as you are honest, you have nothing to lose by asking for help. You will need information such as the contact information for your latest employer, information about your citizenship, your social security number and so forth, and the contact information for any previous employers in the last two years. Be sure to give as much information as possible so you can receive unemployment compensation as soon as possible.

Then to continue to receive unemployment benefits, you will be expected to call the TIPS line every week. To get information on jobs in your area, read about job fairs and more on the labor department website.

[Go Back]    [^ Back to Top]