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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Compensacion de Desempleo en Pennsylvania (Video)

    Compensacion de Desempleo. Cuando usted es separado de su empleo en Pennsylvania, o sus horas de trabajo son reducidas considerablemente, puede que usted tenga derecho a beneficios de compensacion de desempleo, o UC. Presentado por Northwestern Legal Services, Jing Geng. July 2011. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Downloadable Forms from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

    Links to downloadable forms from the PA Department of Labor and Industry. 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
  • 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
  • Immigrant's Eligibility for Unemployment Compensation

    Fact sheet from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) for immigrant worker advocates. This NELP fact sheet thoroughly explains eligibility requirements for immigrant workers in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project
  • Legal Briefs: I've lost my job. Now what?

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the February 27, 2009 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Features some common questions and some tips on navigating through filing for unemployment compensation and continuing to receive health care benefits through COBRA. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Starting a business

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the August 19, 2008 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program, including important tips to remember if starting your own business. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Project

    Website of the National Employment Law Project. The Project works to promote policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services. Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project
  • 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
  • Pennsylvania Employment Law Information (Audio-MP3) audio

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 5/31/07. information on PA Employment Law such as wage cases and barriers to employment such as a criminal record. (28:08) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Handbook

    This booklet, from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, will answer many of your questions about the benefits available to you and provide information about your responsibilities as a participant in the program. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry