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Before you Apply


Individuals must be out of work or working less than full-time. In addition, you must provide the following information:

    • Social Security Number
    • Drivers License Number
    • Address
    • Telephone Number
    • Separating Employer's Name
    • Separating Employer's Address
    • Separating Employer's Telephone Number
    • Separating Employer's Fax Number (if known)
    • Last Day Worked
    • Reason for Separation
    • Last 18 months of Employment

TDLWD will contact you by mail and/or by phone to verify the information submitted on your application. You may be requested to submit additional documentation so a determination may be made on your claim. Please make sure that ALL information is accurate and timely to expedite a decision on your claim. Providing false or misleading information is considered benefit fraud which is punishable by law and violators could face a number of serious penalties and consequences. See the Prevent & Report Fraud page for more information.

When Should you Apply?

Benefit Offices and the UI Claims Center are open Monday through Friday, except holidays.


UI Claims Center
PO Box 280870
Nashville, TN 37228-0870