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Apply For Pennsylvania Unemployment

Pennsylvania Unemployment Application

*Be sure to use your correct mailing address when filing (you will be receiving necessary documentation and claimant information). If the mail does not reach you, your PA benefits can be delayed and/or eligibility may change.

Your compensation will require qualified applicants to file weekly claims after your initial filing here (PA calender weeks begin on Sunday, and complete on Saturday).

Pennsylvania State Unemployment

Claim applicants will be asked a series of different questions pertaining to their claimant status, such as:

  • Did you quit your job or were you laid off?
  • Have you refused work that was offered to you after losing your previous employment?
  • Are you physically able to work full-time?
  • Were you self-employed?

All first time claim applicants will be required to state all hours and wages earned while they were employed, in addition to any Worker’s Compensation payments earned, bonuses, profit sharing, or commissions in salary obtained during employment.

All filing applicants are required to include whether or not they have applied for retirement compensation in the online application (in which case benefits would be reduced, depending on each claimant).

Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law

    Common Reasons for Ineligibility:
  • If you quit your job without “good cause”.
  • If you are fired due to misconduct.
  • If you refuse to work without “good cause” to.
  • If you file a claim while already being employed.
  • If you are not working because of a strike or type of industry/labor dispute. Exceptions can be made during a “lockout”.
  • In some cases, if you suffer from a loss of work due to a strike even though you are not involved with the strike, you cannot collect Pennsylvania state benefits.

Extended Pennsylvania Benefits. Extended compensation may be awarded to applicants who maintain all eligibility requirements and/or pursue Pennsylvania Career Training during their time unemployed.

Regarding Filing Mistakes. Any mistake made during the PA claim process can be corrected by simply press the “back” button on your browser to correct your answer.

Pennsylvania Unemployment BiWeekly Claim

Individuals who file state are required to file a weekly claim certification no longer than 2 weeks from the end of the calender week currently being claimed.

Unemployment Rate PA


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