New Requirements For Federal Unemployment Benefits
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Starting in April, anyone filing for unemployment in Tennessee will have to document their work searches as well as participate in-person case management.
They were announced Monday by Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis, after receiving the new outline of the new requirements from U.S. the Department of Labor.
Anyone receiving Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC 08) must complete two work searches weekly and provide documentation to Labor and Workforce Development upon request. They must also participate in case management at a Tennessee Career Center including orientation, eligibility review, assessment of skills, participation in remedial workshops, and commitment to a work search plan.
If the requirements are not met, they will no longer be eligible to receive benefits.
In February 2012, Federal legislation extended deadlines for federally funded unemployment benefits through December 2012.