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

  • Your Right to Unemployment Compensation

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on the operation of the Unemployment Compensation system in Pennsylvania for worker who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • UCHelp.org

    Information on UCHelp.org, a website that is a project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance and partner organizations in Pennsylvania that support workers. The site is intended to be a comprehensive resource for workers navigating unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    UCHelp.org
  • Unemployment Benefit Information: UCHelp.org

    UCHelp.org is a website that is a project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance and partner organizations in Pennsylvania that support workers. The site is intended to be a comprehensive resource for workers navigating unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania. This classroom provides access to the resources of UCHelp.org. Read More

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    UCHelp.org
  • 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 for Unemployment Benefits Online

    Guide from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to setting up Unemployment Compensation claims by Internet or by telephone. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

    Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is for people who would not normally qualify for benefits under Pennsylvania's unemployment programs. Individuals covered under PUA include the self-employed (e.g. independent contractors, gig economy workers, and workers for certain religious entities), those seeking part-time employment, individuals lacking sufficient work history, and those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits. This classroom offers resources explaining the program and how to apply for and received benefits. Read More

  • The New UC System

    Information on the new system implemented to administer Unemployment insurance claims in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    UCHelp.org
  • Unemployment Benefits - Guide

    This guide will help you navigate the process of applying for unemployment compensation and connect you with additional resources available as part of the federal and state response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Content Detail

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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Filing Claims

    Information from UCHelp.org on filing weekly claims for unemployment insurance benefits. Content Detail

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    UCHelp.org
  • How to File for Unemployment Compensation Benefits Online (Video)

    Need to file for unemployment benefits? This video from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will show you everything you need to know and how you can save time in the process! Read More

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Basics of Unemployment Compensation

    General information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association about receiving unemployment compensation benefits. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Appealing an Unemployment Compensation Decision

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on how to appeal a denial of unemployment compensation. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Able and Available for Work and Refusal of Suitable Work

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on the "able and available for suitable work" and "refusal of suitable work" requirements for unemployment compensation. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Qualifying for Unemployment Compensation (Audio-MP3)

    6/2/2008: A summary of the Unemployment Compensation benefit process in Pennsylvania by Northwestern Legal Services. Includes information on qualifying when you quit or are terminated, how to apply, financial eligibility requirements, the hearing process, and information on appealing a case. Audio recording with written transcript. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Register for Work Online to Keep Your UC Benefits!

    Pennsylvania has a requirement that unemployed people must register for work on CareerLinks’ "JobGateway" website within 30 days of filing for unemployment compensation (UC) benefits. Find out the facts about work registration from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia