How to Apply for Unemployment Compensation
Here is a video from the Department of Labor and Industry that walks you through the application:
Apply at www.uc.pa.gov or call the statewide number at 1-888-313-7284. Note: it may be difficult to reach UC by telephone during high volume times.
Need help understanding the application steps? Find a step-by-step guide created by the Department of Labor and Industry here.
After you open an unemployment claim, you must file a claim every two weeks at www.uc.pa.gov or by calling 888-255-4728 and:
- Report any hours you worked
- Report any paid time off (PTO) you received
- Report any pay you earned
Reach out to UC with questions through their online chat system at www.uc.pa.gov
Find updates from The PA Department of Labor and Industry here.