Need to Apply for Unemployment?
UnemploymentClaims.org provides access to beneficial services during your time of unemployment. Enter your Zip Code to get started:
Receiving unemployment from the state you live in may be a necessity at some point in your life. It is never an easy situation to swallow, but unemployment can actually be a very helpful thing while you continue your new job search. Receiving unemployment during a difficult time in your life can allow for some of the financial stress to be taken off of you while you continue your job search.
Federal mandates keep unemployment benefits in place, but each individual state does have some stipulations or additional benefits that you will need to know about. Unemployment claims in Tennessee will require you to follow the normal federal law, however, there may be some additional issues you will have to tackle. Check out our page regarding requirements for unemployment claims in Tennessee to be sure.
One of the best ways to start out right with any important application, including the one for Tennessee unemployment benefits, is to arm yourself with the knowledge necessary to properly qualify for unemployment. Below are some basic tips to help you along the way:
Be sure to gather all documentation and write down all personal information needed before starting your application. This will make the process exponentially faster.
Continue to look for work while receiving unemployment and keep names, phone numbers and addresses written down. You will be asked to provide this information when you claim your weeks. If you have not searched for work during any given week, you will not receive any unemployment benefits for those weeks.
Do not continue collecting unemployment after you have gotten a job, even one that may pay you in cash. By law, you are required to report earnings of any kind, and by not doing so you are committing unemployment fraud.
Remember that the money from your unemployment will come from your previous employer’s pre-paid unemployment taxes. Employers must do this for every employee on their payroll, so in the event they need to let an employee go due to no fault of their own, unemployment benefits will be available to them. This also means, you can only receive unemployment benefits in relation to how many wage credits you earned while working there. This relates basically to how many hours and for how long you worked there. A job you worked at 10 hours a week for six weeks will not likely qualify you for enough wage credits to receive unemployment. However, a job you worked at 40 hours a week for eight months will have earned you enough wage credits to cover unemployment benefits for a decent amount of time.
Every person will qualify for a different amount of unemployment. If you would like to know more about this, check out our page on how much you may qualify for if you are approved for benefits.
On the rest of the website, you will find a great deal of information on Tennessee unemployment benefit claims and how to move through the process in a simple way. If you still have questions after perusing this site, check out more in-depth answers on the official unemployment site for Tennessee located here: http://www.tn.gov/
- Tennessee Unemployment Resources
Tennessee residents may apply for unemployment either over the phone, or online. Typically,…
Every unemployment claim filed in Tennessee will need the same basic information provided in order…
To file an unemployment claim in Tennessee, there are certain requirements that you must meet….
Every state works a little differently when it comes to how much you will be…
In most states, when you need to complete the application each week for your benefits,…
As of December 2013, Tennessee was in a three-way tie with Texas and Missouri as…
Tennessee residents can apply for unemployment benefits over the phone or online. These same options…
If you apply for unemployment and are disqualified or denied benefits, but you feel you are entitled to them you have the right to file an appeal.
What You Need To Know
- The state will advise you of your appeal rights.
- You must file your appeal within an established time frame.
- Your employer may…
Eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits according to the law focus on two main factors:
- The state requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time referred to as a “base period.”
- You must be determined to be unemployed through no fault of your own.
If you quit your job…Read more
Unemployment insurance payments or benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of state law.
To continue to be eligible for unemployment benefits you need to comply with several requisites.
- You must file weekly or biweekly claims (after the week(s) has ended) and respond…
You should file for unemployment as soon as you are unemployed. If you are currently unemployed, you must contact your State Unemployment Insurance agency and apply.
First, are you eligible?
According to the law, in order to be considered “eligible” for unemployment benefits there are two main factors to be considered:
- The state…