COVID-19 Unemployment for Employees
Work searches become part of your weekly certification process Sunday, October 4, 2020.
The video tutorials below provide you step-by-step assistance with reporting your work searches or activities during the weekly certification process.
This is a guide on how to set up a Virtual Job Recruiter within Jobs4TN.gov, which will make it easier for claimants* to both search for jobs & perform their weekly work search certifications
How to File for Unemployment through the Jobs4TN app
Extended Unemployment Benefits
If you have exhausted your benefits from a state or federal unemployment program, or your benefit year has ended, you may be eligible for additional weeks of benefits provided through the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program. If you have exhausted your PEUC benefits, you can apply to determine if you are eligible for the Extended Benefits (EB) program.
To obtain the additional weeks of benefits provided through PEUC or EB, claimants must file a new claim by logging into Jobs4TN.gov. Please note, this is considered a new claim and could take several weeks to process, delaying your benefit payments.
To qualify for an extension, you must have an eligible Tennessee unemployment claim with a Benefit Year-End (BYE) of 07/01/2019 or greater and not qualify for a standard Tennessee Unemployment Compensation or unemployment compensation in another state.
For assistance filing a claim for extended benefits, please follow this step-by-step guide: https://bit.ly/30NILIX
Filing for Unemployment Benefits
The fastest and most efficient way to file an unemployment claim is to go to www.Jobs4TN.gov. Due to the high volume of claims because of the COVID-19 emergency, if you file with any other method you could significantly delay the processing of your claim.
To receive benefits, you are required to complete an online certification each week to confirm you are still unemployed. The day you certify is determined by the last digit of your social security number. Sunday: 0, 1, 2, 3. Monday: 4, 5, 6. Tuesday: 7, 8, 9.
You can check the status of your claim on your dashboard at Jobs4TN.gov.
If you are locked out of your Jobs4TN.gov account you may submit a ticket to LWDSupport.tn.gov.