Topic: Unemployment Benefits
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced Reconnect to Workforce, a partnership between the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Tennessee Reconnect program and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development that will assist up to 500,000 Tennesseans claiming unemployment benefits to earn a college degree while fulfilling work search requirements.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) warns unemployment claimants about an email scam that continues to make its way across the country.
Nashville, TN – Many Tennesseans currently receiving unemployment benefits through programs funded by the CARES Act could be nearing the end of their weekly payments.
Nashville, TN – On Monday, October 4th, 2020, the calendar used to determine unemployment benefits will start a new quarter.
This could impact many unemployment claims.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) will once again ask unemployment claimants to complete weekly work searches beginning Sunday, October 4th, 2020.
Claimants who choose to continue receiving unemployment benefits will start work search activities during the week of Sunday, September 27th.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) launched a special hotline this month to help make it easier for families with children to check on their application for emergency cash assistance.
Applicants can call 833.496.0661 to learn the status of their application, including approval or denial and how much money the approved family can expect to receive.
Tennessee Department of Labor Reduces Unemployment Claim Backlog and Opens Access to Self-Service Delivery
Organizational Changes Lead To Improvements In Customer Service
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is announcing improvements in two key performance measures that affect unemployment benefit service delivery.
Organizational changes have been made resulting in greater access to self-service features and a reduced backlog of those who have applied for unemployment. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Acting Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that the 108th General Assembly passed legislation that continues the funding of unemployment benefits for spouses of military personnel who leave their jobs to transfer to a new assignment.
Funding for the program for the current fiscal year was nearly exhausted, prompting the legislative action.
“We’re pleased the General Assembly approved appropriation for this benefit to trailing spouses for the remainder of this fiscal year as well as for the fiscal year beginning July 1st, 2013,” said Phillips. “This action shows support of our military families and we hope lessens the stress that goes with active duty transfers.” «Read the rest of this article»
Unemployment benefits for trailing Military Spouses legislation passes Tennessee House of Representatives unanimously
Several Years of Hard Work Pays Off
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts passed HB Bill 984 on the House Floor on Monday night with a vote of 97 to 0. Tennessee now joins 39 other states in granting unemployment compensation to spouses who leave employment because of a military move.
“This is a great day for our state and nation. I want to thank Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes, who passed the legislation in the Senate earlier this year, and Governor Bill Haslam for their support and hard work on this bill,” Pitts said. This bill will become effective immediately upon the Governor signature. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Legislation Update, No Child Left Behind Waiver, Lottery Scholarship Eligibility for Military Dependents Bill Advances, and more
This is the next in a series of updates regarding legislation filed by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the second session of the 107th Tennessee General Assembly.
Clarksville, TN – The Tennessee House Education subcommittee heard legislation this week regarding the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver recently granted to the state of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of Education. The waiver would allow Tennessee more flexibility in meeting the needs of public school students across our state.
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, in testimony before the committee last week, said NCLB law set an impossible standard for public education which would cause 80% of our state’s public schools to be considered “failing.” «Read the rest of this article»
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