Unemployment Benefits

Below you will find links to written information, forms, and also how to ask a lawyer a question and/or how to get a lawyer to represent you. Some areas of the state have more information than others.  You may wish to look at information from other areas as well as your own.

 

 

Legal Information:

 

Tennessee Unemployment Benefits - Claimant Services

"Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a benefit program funded by Tennessee employers for workers who have lost their job by no fault of their own. Eligible claims may receive up to $275 per week in benefit payments. Qualified Tennesseans are only eligible for a maximum of 26 weeks of unemployment insurance in a year."  - TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development.  Click on the link above to apply for unemployment benefits online or to simply gather more information.  

 

 

Unemployment Appeals

 

"If you are denied unemployment benefits, you have the right to file an appeal." - TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development. To learn how to appeal an agency decision, click on the link above.  

 

 

 

Unemployment Insurance Claimants Frequently Asked Questions

 

Find answers to your questions about unemployment insurance by clicking the link above to visit the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development's website. .

 

 

 

Unemployment Pay: Can you get it? What can you do if they turn you down?     

 

Click on the link above to learn more about how to apply for unemployment insurance or appeal an adverse decision.  This booklet is created by the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessean and the Cumberlands.  

 

 

 

Compensación por desempleo: ¿Puede recibirla? ¿Qué puede hacer si rechazan su solicitud?

 

 

 

Is your husband or wife in the military? Did you have to quit your job to move when he/she got transferred? Then you can get unemployment!        

 

Click on the link above to learn more about how to apply for unemployment insurance in the case of a military transfer.  This booklet is created by the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessean and the Cumberlands.  

 

 

 

¿Su esposo o esposa está en las fuerzas armadas? ¿Tuvo que dejar su trabajo para mudarse cuando lo/la transfirieron? ¡Entonces puede recibir compensación por desempleo!

 

 

 

Unemployment Compensation: Special Rules for Servicemembers

 

"Special laws allow some members of the military and their spouses to qualify for unemployment compensation as a result of military service." - Stateside Legal.  Learn more by clicking on the link above.     

 

 

Legal Advice:

 

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Forms:

 

Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee

 

Find Representation:

 

Directory of Legal Aid Attorneys and Other Agencies by County

 

 

 

 

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