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Frequently Asked Questions - Military, Out-of-State and Federal Claims

Does work in another state, for the military, or federal government qualify?


Yes, work and earnings from another state can be used to establish a claim. If an individual works for the federal government, or is in military service, work and earnings from overseas can also be used to establish a claim.

Do ex-military personnel qualify for UI benefits?

 

Yes, ex-military personnel qualify for UI benefits through the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-service Members program (UCX).

The claimant must have performed active Federal Military Service

The claimant must report to your local office or call the claims center, whichever serves your county to file a claim

The claimant must present the original DD Form 214, Member 4 (or a certified copy of 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, or 8) and two items for identification, including their Social Security Card.

Do military spouses qualify for UI benefits?


Yes, a recent law authorized spouses of military members who leave employment due to military reassignment to qualify for unemployment benefits.  The new law requires that the state pay benefits and does not count against employer’s experience rating.

Do former federal employees qualify for UI benefits?


Yes, former federal employees qualify for UI benefits through the Unemployment Compensation for Former Federal Employees (UCFE).

The claimant must call the claims center at (615)253-0800 or 1-877-813-0950 in order to file a claim.

The claimant must present proof of employment, such as check stubs, W-2 forms, a separation notice, SF-50-b (notification of personnel action) and Standard Form 8. The claimant must also bring two items for identification, including their social security card.

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