Apply for Unemployment Compensation

The UC Application Service is a volunteer-operated hotline to assist people with applying for unemployment compensation who cannot use the on-line application due to lack of internet access.

The phone number for the UC Application Service is 215-999-6910.

The hours of the UC Application Service are:

  • Monday, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm 

If there are long waits due to heavy call volume, please try back at a later time. Please only call this number for help filing the initial application.  If you need help with other issues, you can seek help from PLA's Unemployment Compensation Unit if you live in Philadelphia, or from your local legal services provider if you live outside of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Legal Assistance coordinates the UC Application Service with help from volunteer law students from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.