Information We Need From You


Entering accurate information is crucial for us to process your application. If you stop in the middle of the online application process because you don’t have the required information, this could cause unnecessary delays or lock you out of your claim.  With this in mind, it’s best to have all of your information ready before you start.

Before you file, make sure you have the following:

Your Personal Info

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Valid email address
  • Tennessee Unemployment Insurance claimants receive their benefits via the Tennessee Automated Payment (TAP) debit card or direct deposit. To receive benefits by direct deposit, you’ll need to provide your bank routing number and account number.
  • DD 214 Member 4 if you served in the military in the past 18 months

Your Employment Info

  • Last 18 months of Employment
  • Last Day Worked
  • Reason for Separation  (e.g., quit, fired, lack of work, laid off or job eliminated, etc.)

Employer Info

  • Separating Employer's Name
  • Separating Employer's Address
  • Separating Employer's Telephone Number
  • Separating Employer's Fax Number (if known)