Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Authored By: Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Information from Philadelphia Legal Assistance on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). PUA is available to workers who are not eligible for regular Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation. This including independent contractors or freelancers; self-employed business owners; gig workers; workers without enough work history to qualify for regular unemployment benefits; and individuals without a work history who had a job offer that was withdrawn due to COVID-19 or that they cannot start because of COVID-19.