If temporarily laid off, should I file for unemployment?

Yes! All individuals are required to file for Unemployment Insurance.

Employer-filed claims were identified as high-risk factors for overpayment. To eliminate such risks, individuals are now required to file their claim on Jobs4TN.

A "quick guide" is available with instructions and expectations for temporarily laid-off individuals seeking Unemployment Insurance.

If your claim is approved, benefit payments will be initiated within 3 business days.

Note that you will receive updates via the preferred method of communication selected while filing the claim.


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