Chattanooga, TN – According to the statement, the $300 dollars in assistance is going away this week.

The benefit is a part of the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress to provide additional resources to those who were forced to the unemployment line due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee Senate Democrats said the move to opt out of the federal benefits will hurt Tennesseans and the economy.

Right now, the Tennessee’s unemployment rate is below 5%.

This story will be updated when new information is available.