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File a TDI / TCI Claim


There are two ways for file for TDI / TCI:

  1. Online: APPLY SECURELY ONLINE or Download a Paper Application

    Descargar una aplicación en papel

  2. By Telephone: call (401) 462-8420 and request a paper application be mailed to you

You will be asked to provide the following information to file a claim:

▶ Your full name, address and telephone number

▶ Your Social Security Number

▶ Date you were first unable to work due to illness or non-work-related injury

Please be sure you have all of the above information BEFORE calling to file your claim.

If you disagree with a TDI/TCI decision, you have the RIGHT TO APPEAL any decision by submitting a request in writing to the TDI/TCI Appeals Coordinator at PO Box 20100, Cranston, RI 02920-0941 or by FAX at (401) 462-8466. Your case will be assigned to a Referee (Hearing Officer) at the Board of Review who will schedule a hearing at which time you may state your argument in detail. 

You may bring witnesses or someone to represent you. You should bring any documents or other evidence that will support your claim. The Board is an impartial authority not under the direction of the Department of Labor and Training.

First Payments - Most eligible customers get their first payment within 3-4 weeks from the day we receive a valid application. Missing, or incorrect information may delay payment. Prompt responses from QHPs are needed to process claims. An individual is required to be out of work for at least 7 consecutive days in order to be eligible for benefits.


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