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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Unemployment Compensation Benefits in Pennsylvania.

  • Apply for Unemployment Compensation Benefits - Initial Claim

    This site from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry allows you to file an initial application or reopen their existing claims for UC benefits via the Internet, telephone or video phone for individuals using American Sign Language. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Filing Bi-Weekly Claims for Unemployment Compensation

    After filing an application for UC benefits, you must file claims for weeks when you are totally or partially unemployed in order to receive UC. This site from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will allow you to file your claims via the Internet 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Pennsylvania Commonwealth Worforce Development System

    Links to online services offered by the PA Career Link/Workforce Development System . Includes Job Seeker services and One Stop services such as Education and Training; Vocational Rehabilitation; Veteran Services; Welfare Services and more. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Career Link
  • Reopen an Unemployment Compensation Claim

    If you established an initial claim for UC benefits within the past year, stopped filing for those benefits and wish to resume filing, you can reopen your claim using the methods listed on this website. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry