Unemployment defines "Temporary Layoffs," once referred to as partials, as those that are job-attached. That means you have a return date that's within 16 weeks from filing your unemployment claim or are a member of a hiring union. (These claimants are not required to look for work.)
Follow the steps below to apply for your unemployment benefits:
- Recover or Create your account
Utilize the "Forgot Username/Password" or "Not Registered Yet" options on Jobs4TN.
- File a Claim
From your dashboard, choose the "Unemployment Services" menu from the left-side navigation. Then click "File a Claim."
- Certify for Weekly Payment
Log into your Jobs4TN account each week to certify, answering a few certification questions regarding the past week's earning.
- Expect two letters
The first explains your potential benefit amount. The second tells you the agency's decision.
- Receive Payment
Answering your weekly certification questions accurately assists in the timely payment of approved claims.
- Continue to complete weekly certifications.
To ensure you receive payment each week, certify weekly.
A Quick Guide for Temporary Layoffs is available on the department site.