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Regular Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment compensation is a vital support for workers experiencing layoffs, reduced hours, or the need to take leave during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Common Issues with UC

I need to apply for unemployment compensation benefits

PLA has a guide on how to apply for UC during the pandemic

I was denied unemployment compensation benefits

Being denied benefits can be very stressful and its important to act quickly

I'm still waiting on unemployment compensation benefits

Learn what you can do to check the status of your benefits

I have an unemployment compensation overpayment

Learning you may owe money is very stressful, so we created a guide to help you navigate the situation

I drive for an app-based company

Unemployment compensation eligibility has recently changed for app-based drivers

Learn if these changes affect you

My employer is appealing my unemployment compensation benefits

Learn what to expect if your UC claim goes to a hearing

Apply for Legal Help!

If you have been wrongfully denied benefits or are experiencing problems with your claim, contact us for free legal help.

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UCHelp.org Has Officially Launched!

Check out UCHelp.org - a new online resource, created by Philadelphia Legal Assistance, for workers in Pennsylvania. It has the most current and accurate information about Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

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Congress Extends Unemployment Compensation on March 11, 2021

Congress extends Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) through September 4, 2021. All claimants on unemployment compensation will get $300 extra per week through September 4, 2021.

Looking for information about your UC benefits online?

We have created a video to show you how to check your claim information online. The Department of Labor and Industry has also created a brief guide on their website about all the ways you can get information about your benefits online. 

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Do you have different questions about Unemployment Compensation?

PLA has created many resources to help Pennsylvanians navigate the Unemployment Compensation process. 

Recent News and Announcements

I ran out of my regular UC benefits

You are eligible for extra benefits until the week ending September 4, 2021.

I am from another organization looking for UC information

If you are a community member or organization looking for UC info to help others consider bookmarking our Google Folder.

How does my immigration status affect my eligibility for UC?

PLA has created a guide on Immigration Status and UC in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese.

I'm not sure my employer is telling the truth about UC

It is important to know your rights about UC. Check out our guide to common employer mistakes and misinformation.