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New federal requirements to the unemployment insurance system require in-person case management meetings and documented work searches, and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is making several recommendations to help claimants.
“We’re encouraging everyone to pay attention to the information we send in the mail and attend these case management courses,” Commissioner Karla Davis said.
“As more and more claimants miss these sessions, it may become increasingly challenging to find classes with open slots resulting in weeks of delays to get their benefits started again.”
The department recommends that claimants update their address with the agency by logging into the claimant’s personal account at https://ui.tn.gov/Pages/PersonalInformation.aspx. Individuals who miss their appointment should immediately contact a Tennessee Career Center to reschedule.
All claimants in the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program received instructions on the newly required documented work searches; however, only those transitioning from the state’s unemployment benefits to EUC08 and those entering the second tier of EUC08 receive additional notifications to attend case management sessions.
In the appointment letter for case management, claimants are instructed to bring their initial work search logs. Those who do not produce the documents are required to attend an additional in-person session to ensure they are in compliance with the requirements.
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