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Important Information Regarding Federal Unemployment Benefits in Tennessee. Click Banner for Details.

Online Application

Knowing the basics of unemployment benefits before you apply will save time and allow you to concentrate on looking for a great new job. 

Applying for Unemployment Benefits

1. File a Claim

Please review these application instructions before clicking Get Started button below to file your claim.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 weekly

If you have a return-to-work date, you do not have to look for work, but only certify to request a payment for the previous week.

After you apply, we can also help you:

Answer weekly certification questions online    
Track Claim Status    
Appeal the decision    
File for a Redetermination