An app by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development can help unemployed citizens maintain their unemployment status during the coronavirus pandemic.
Any individual who applies for unemployment benefits must do weekly certifications in order to receive benefits. Officials say the certifications are necessary to ensure a claimant is eligible to receive benefits for that week, which lessens the chance of having an overpayment.
The Jobs4TN app allows claimants to complete their weekly certifications without having to use a computer or internet service. Using it directs traffic away from the Jobs4TN website, creating more capacity for Tennesseans to file online for unemployment benefits.
A claimant can use the same login credentials needed to access Jobs4TN.gov to log into the app. Once logged in, the user will find a series of questions to answer that will determine their weekly eligibility to receive unemployment benefits.
The entire weekly certification process using the mobile app should take between five and 10 minutes to complete.
You can download the app by searching for “JOBS4TN”