by Hatch Stamping Hatch Stamping

TN Team — the following was published via a local news station and we thought it would be helpful.

If you have a computer and internet, you can file for unemployment at home. Log onto to start your application.

First, you need personal information like your:
Social Security Number
Driver’s License
Valid email address
If you’d like to receive your benefits by direct deposit you’ll also need you bank account routing and account number.

You’ll also need to list some employer information like your last paystub, last day at work and your return date. If the business is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, and you are unsure of the return to work date, use the date 16 weeks from the day of filing.

The state determines your weekly benefit based on your earning over the past 18 months. However, the maximum weekly benefit in Tennessee is $275 before federal taxes are deducted.

In Tennessee, you can receive benefits for up to 26 weeks. File as soon as possible online. If you’re denied, appeal.

According to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the COVID-19 emergency has created an enormous demand on the unemployment system. You may have to be patient when waiting to receive benefits.

If you have questions about filing for unemployment, click here.