Covid 19/ Coronavirus Financial Relief and Federal Resources

Financial Aid Available for Certain Families That Lost Employment Due to COVID-19Application Available Now


If your employer filed a claim on your behalf, do not file an individual claim. If you are uncertain if your employer has filed a claim, call your employer to confirm.

The fastest and most efficient way to file an unemployment claim is to go to 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.

  • You are required to certify online each Sunday to notify the state you are still not working.
  • You can check the status of your claim on your dashboard at
  • If you are locked out of your account you may submit a ticket to
  • If your place of employment is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, please indicate a return to work date. If you are unsure of the return to work date, use the date 16 weeks from the day of filing.
  • The state can provide your weekly benefit payment through direct deposit or debit card. You can choose which method when you file your claim. When you receive your debit card, if there are issues, you should contact Conduit at 855-462-5887.
  • Your unemployment benefit is considered taxable income. You can choose to have federal taxes deducted from your weekly payment.
  • The maximum weekly benefit in Tennessee is $275 before federal taxes are deducted.
  • The state determines your weekly benefit based on your earning over the past 18 months.
  • The COVID-19 emergency has created an enormous demand on the unemployment insurance system. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is doing everything possible to process claims.

FAQ Tennessee Unemployment

If you are self employed and out of work due to the pandemic, you can now file for unemployment at
More information on Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (for those who usually do not qualify for unemployment: self employed, gig workers and independent contractors)


Please Check back for more information as details are released about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (C.A.R.E.S)

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