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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on June 9, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Tennessee, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Resource website

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Description of Program and Relief

Expedited Unemployment Claim Process for Employers

Description of Program and Relief

Employers experiencing reduced hours or closing due to COVID-19 may expedite the unemployment claim process for their employees by providing a mass layoff list or an employer-filed mass claim to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

Government or Lead Agency

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Dates Available

Effective immediately.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Employers may expedite the unemployment claim process for their employees by providing a mass layoff list (preferred method if business has already closed and employer is not in contact with employees) or an employer-filed mass claim (preferred method if business has not yet closed and employer believes that the business will eventually reopen) to the Department of Labor & Workforce Development. The required forms for each filing can be found by logging into the Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s job website, which can be accessed by clicking here. If employers do not file one of these two lists, they will be required to respond to each individual employee’s claim, which can delay the benefit payment process.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

List of Additional Information

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