Tennessee to discontinue $600 unemployment payment July 25, officials say

Tennessee to discontinue $600 unemployment payment July 25, officials say
Other unemployment compensation in Tennessee will continue through December 26.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has announced it will discontinue paying Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation on the week ending July 25, in accordance with guidelines in the federal government’s CARES Act.

FPUC provided $600 per week in federal assistance to recipients, in addition to benefits from other unemployment insurance programs, according to a press release.

The CARES Act requires states to provide FPUC through July 31.

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Tennessee ends its benefit week on Saturday, and July 25 is the last Saturday of the month, according to the press release.

Federal law does not allow Tennessee to pay FPUC through Saturday, August 1.

Eligible claimants who are still unemployed on July 26 will receive benefits that do not include the $600 payment starting August 2, according to the press release.

From the press release:

If an eligible claim is in pending status, and the claimant has completed all weekly certifications prior to July 25, they will retroactively receive their benefits, including the FPUC payments, on the date the claim processes.

The additional unemployment programs outlined in the CARES Act, PUA and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, will continue through December 26, 2020, the last Saturday of that month.