The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under Tennessee law, and meet other eligibility requirements of Tennessee law.
- Unemployment insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of Tennessee law.
- Tennessee administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by Federal law.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Tennessee during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.