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Information about Tennessee Unemployment Insurance benefits and Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 04:00pm

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) adheres to Tennessee law and U.S. Department of Labor guidance when determining eligibility for Tennessee unemployment insurance benefits.

In order to be eligible for unemployment benefits, a claimant must be able and available for work and have lost his/her job or be out of work through no fault of his/her own. 

Each claim and situation is different and requires individual adjudication by the state to determine eligibility. 

Should an employer need to stop conducting business due to the COVID-19 virus, the employer may contact the TDLWD at 844-224-5818 to discuss the options available for affected employees. Impacted employees may call the same number with any individual claim questions.