Tennessee starts sending $600 federal unemployment benefit
Approved Unemployment Claimants Receive First Payment from CARES Act Funding
April 16, 2020
The state of Tennessee has started paying approved unemployment claimants their first installment of the $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit, in addition to their Tennessee Unemployment Compensation (TUC) benefit.
On Tuesday, April 14, the state distributed benefit payments of close to $94 million to financial institutions for approximately 110,000 unemployed Tennesseans. Most claimants will receive their directly-deposited payment on Wednesday, April 15.
The number of payments is projected to increase throughout the week and will likely exceed 150,000.