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How to file for Unemployment Benefits

 
FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS


*Most residents in Tennessee can only file by phone or online, but if you live in Fayette, Tipton, Lauderdale or Shelby counties you must file in person at one of these locations.

Go to
www.tennesseeanytime.org/labor/

You can apply for unemployment or update your weekly certification. Once you are registered, you can report a missing check, file a wage protest, file an appeal and update your personal information.

If you don't have access to a computer, they are available at your local Tennessee Career Center. Lack-of-work, quit and discharge claims may be filed on the Internet. No Federal Claims will be accepted.

Call
(615) 253-0800 or
1 (877) 813-0950

Please do not use cordless or cellular telephone equipment.

Telephone service is available at all Career Center Locations. Ask a front desk representative for assistance.

Wednesday through Friday are preferred call days due to lower call volume.

Individuals without a recall date may be required to register for work while receiving benefits.
You may register for job search assistance at Tennessee Career Centers.
Please have the following ready for Internet or telephone claims:
    • -Social Security Number
      -Address
      -Driver's License Number
      -Phone Number
      -Fax Number
-Employer's Name
-Employer's Address
-Last Day Worked
-Reason for Separation
-Last 18 Months of Employment