Apply for Unemployment Compensation Program in Pennsylvania Online using this service.

The Unemployment Compensation (UC ) program provides temporary income support if you lose your job through no fault of your own or if you are working less than your full-time hours. If you qualify, you will receive money for a limited time to help you meet expenses while you seek new employment. To be eligible for UC benefits, you must be a worker who performed services that are covered by the Pennsylvania UC Law.

FAQs

Who is eligible for Unemployment Compensation in Pennsylvania?

Any unemployed person may file a claim for UC benefits in Pennsylvania. Your eligibility is based on the information provided by you and your employer(s) after you file an application for UC benefits.

Following your application for benefits, there are three basic steps to determining eligibility for UC benefits:

  1. Financial Eligibility:
    The first step is determining whether you are financially eligible for benefits. In other words, did you earn sufficient wages and credit weeks in employment covered by the PA UC Law? Services performed by an individual for remuneration are deemed to be covered employment unless otherwise designated under the PA UC Law. For example, agricultural labor and domestic services performed in a private home are specifically exempt from coverage under the PA UC Law. Services performed in self-employment are likewise not covered, because they do not constitute "employment" under the PA UC Law. After you file, you will receive a notice of financial determination indicating whether you are financially eligible.
  2. Benefit Eligibility:
    If you have been determined to be financially eligible, the second step involves the nature of your job loss or separation. In other words, are you out of work through no fault of your own? This decision is based on the information you supply when you file for benefits, and information collected from your former employer.
  3. Maintaining Eligibility:
    The third qualifier to receiving UC benefits involves meeting various tests on a week-to-week basis. For example, you must be able and available to accept suitable work, not refuse work when offered without good cause and participate in reemployment services if required.

    You'll also have to register for employment-search services at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov within 30 days after filing an application for benefits and actively seek work during each week that you claim UC benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Compensation Program in Pennsylvania Online using this service.

The Unemployment Compensation (UC ) program provides temporary income support if you lose your job through no fault of your own or if you are working less than your full-time hours. If you qualify, you will receive money for a limited time to help you meet expenses while you seek new employment. To be eligible for UC benefits, you must be a worker who performed services that are covered by the Pennsylvania UC Law.

FAQs

Who is eligible for Unemployment Compensation in Pennsylvania?

Any unemployed person may file a claim for UC benefits in Pennsylvania. Your eligibility is based on the information provided by you and your employer(s) after you file an application for UC benefits.

Following your application for benefits, there are three basic steps to determining eligibility for UC benefits:

  1. Financial Eligibility:
    The first step is determining whether you are financially eligible for benefits. In other words, did you earn sufficient wages and credit weeks in employment covered by the PA UC Law? Services performed by an individual for remuneration are deemed to be covered employment unless otherwise designated under the PA UC Law. For example, agricultural labor and domestic services performed in a private home are specifically exempt from coverage under the PA UC Law. Services performed in self-employment are likewise not covered, because they do not constitute "employment" under the PA UC Law. After you file, you will receive a notice of financial determination indicating whether you are financially eligible.
  2. Benefit Eligibility:
    If you have been determined to be financially eligible, the second step involves the nature of your job loss or separation. In other words, are you out of work through no fault of your own? This decision is based on the information you supply when you file for benefits, and information collected from your former employer.
  3. Maintaining Eligibility:
    The third qualifier to receiving UC benefits involves meeting various tests on a week-to-week basis. For example, you must be able and available to accept suitable work, not refuse work when offered without good cause and participate in reemployment services if required.

    You'll also have to register for employment-search services at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov within 30 days after filing an application for benefits and actively seek work during each week that you claim UC benefits.