Anyone may file a claim, but keep in mind that the basic eligibility requirements are that you have been separated from your job through no fault of your own and that you are able and available to return to work or accept suitable employment if offered. If you fail to return to work or accept suitable work when offered you are no longer eligible for unemployment benefits. Any benefit you collect after refusing work will result in an overpayment and must be paid back. Refer to the "How to File" article on the helpdesk at lwdsupport.tn.gov. (https://lwdsupport.tn.gov/hc/en-us/articles/221825667-How-do-I-file-a-claim-for-Unemployment-Insurance-)
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- Am I eligible for unemployment?
- I have exhausted my unemployment benefits. Am I eligible for an extension?
- My hours have been cut, but I have not been laid off; am I eligible for unemployment?
- I work part-time. Am I eligible for UI?
- My employer has temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Am I eligible for Unemployment Insurance?
- I cannot work because my child’s school or daycare facility has closed due to COVID-19, and I need to stay home to take care of my child. Am I eligible for Unemployment Insurance?
- I am self-employed or an independent contractor. Am I eligible for Unemployment Insurance?
- I’ve been laid off from my job, but I still have a second / self-employed job; am I eligible for unemployment?
- My employer told me that I am being furloughed; am I eligible for unemployment?
- Are apprentices who are laid off eligible for unemployment?