Tennessee Unemployment Extension - EUC08 Tier 3

Tier 3 EUC08: 13 week maximum unemployment extension.

If your Tennessee unemployment benefits run out you might be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through one of the state or federal unemployment extension programs.

This federal unemployment extension programs is called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (Also known as EUC08).

Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08) includes 4 stages, or tiers. Each tier has a different maximum time period for which your unemployment extension will last:

Tier 3 EUC08: 13 week maximum unemployment extension.

If you use up all of your regular unemployment benefits, in most cases you don't have to apply for an unemployment extension because the system automatically applies for you, if you are eligible. It is very important that you keep track of your benefits to make sure you receive your unemployment extension if you are eligible.

If you get close to your unemployment benefits running out, give your unemployment counselor a call to check to see what you have to do in order to get they unemployment extension.

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# evelyn 2013-06-10 14:05
I live in Tn. and worked in my plant for 5yrs before it shut down. I have been searching all over for a job but no luck. I have exhausted 1yr.of unemployment (tier 2) why was I not automatically set up for tier 3 and how do I go about applying for it ?
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# mandy 2013-08-16 15:48
i am also in the same situaution, and can NOT get answers anywhere from anyone. i am at the tier 3 point as well but cant even find a place to apply for an "extension?" Only option is to reapply, and that is a wasted effort and its NOT helpful. Im at a total loss here with no funds coming in and no job to be found. My vehicle was recently repossesed due to these circumstances, my home is next. Anyone with any info please reach out and help, im desperate and would appriciate any response or direction. please help, thanks in advance.
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# Pamela 2013-07-22 20:39
I live in Memphis TN. I have been applying for jobs for a year but no luck, I have exhausted my benefits tier 2 benefits, why was I not automatically set up for tier 3 benefits? How do I go about doing that?
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# Sabrina 2013-09-10 09:03
I received a letter saying I was approved for tier 3 benefits. And to continue calling to certify weekly. When I called it stated my benefits were exhausted. Is there a waiting period to receive tier three? Also when I try and call the numbers listed I only receive the automated system. Is there another number to call to possibly speak to a live person? I'm beyond frustrated.. Please help.
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