The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development moves to a staggered schedule for Giles County unemployment claimants completing weekly certifications.
The change will spread out the number of people certifying over three days, creating a more responsive experience for claimants using Jobs4TN.gov.
While claimants can certify any day of the week, most choose Sunday, putting a workload 21 times the normal rate of usage onto the system.
Starting April 19th, claimants will have access to complete their weekly certifications according to the last digit of their social security number.
When a claimant tries to certify and clicks the tab, if they are accessing the system on the correct day, it will allow them to proceed. If it is not the claimant’s scheduled day, the system will not let them certify.
Once a claimant completes the weekly certification process, their financial institution typically posts the benefit payment to their account or debit card within 48 to 72 hours.
For claimants who normally certify on Sunday, switching to a Monday or Tuesday certification will change the day of their weekly deposit.