Eligibility requirements - Am I eligible for unemployment?

To be eligible for UI benefits, you must:

  • be unemployed or working part-time (20 hours or less a week), through no fault of your own,
  • have earned at least $780.01 in 2 quarters within the base period,
  • and be physically able, available, and seeking work.

You may not be eligible for Unemployment Insurance if you:

  • voluntarily quit your job,
  • were discharged for misconduct, or
  • are on medical leave or have not been medically released to return to work.


Learn more on TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development's website




(rev. 5/30/14)

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