Online Application

Information About Online Application for UI Benefits | Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development | Employment Security Division

Knowing the basics of unemployment benefits before you apply will save time and allow you to concentrate on looking for a great new job. 

Applying for Unemployment Benefits

1. File a Claim

Please review these application instructions before clicking Get Started button below to file your claim.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 weekly

If you have a return-to-work date, you do not have to look for work, but only certify to request a payment for the previous week.