The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is making preparations to suspend unemployment benefits for claimants in the Extended Benefit program.
More than 10,000 claimants who are in the last 20 of 99 weeks available will receive their last benefit
payment the week of April 12.
The Extended Benefit program is triggered on and off by the health of Tennessee’s unemployment rate. The trigger rate is based on a “look-back” provision of three years.