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got a 12 week severance package, when am i able to draw unemployment in Tenn.

unemployed_personQ) I got a 12 week severance package payed in a lump sum when am i able to draw unemployment in Tenn.

A You should apply as soon as possible – in most state severance package does not hinder your unemployment claim. You can find your state eligibility requirements on this link https://www.unemploymentoffice.us/unemployment-eligibility-requirements-state/

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