Tennessee Unemployment Extension
Federal legislation was enacted extending the deadlines for federally funded unemployment benefits through December 2012. The changes to the structure of federal benefits will gradually reduce the number of benefit weeks available and created new requirements to continue obtaining unemployment benefits. This change did not create additional benefits for those who have exhausted their unemployment benefits.
The last tier of the federal unemployment program known as Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) has triggered off due to Tennessee’s improving unemployment rate. The first 3 tiers of the program are still available, but the benefit weeks of each tier will be reduced in September. Claimants were able to transition to Tier 4 before 4/21/12. Those who were enrolled in Tier 4 prior to 4/21/12 can exhaust the remaining benefits within that tier. All claimants obtaining federal benefits beyond the state’s first 26 weeks will obtain their last benefit payment the first week of January 2013 when all federal extensions of unemployment expire.
|Tiers||Number of Weeks Available|
|EUC 08 – Tier 1||20 weeks|
|EUC 08 – Tier 2||14 weeks|
|EUC 08 – Tier 3||13 weeks|
The Extended Benefit Program (EB), the last 20 weeks (maximum) of federal benefits, ended in April 2012.
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