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Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment Compensation is a vital benefit you are entitled to when you have lost your job through no fault of your own.


For help with unemployment compensation call the General Intake Hotline at 215-981-3800 between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Check out - 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.

I need to apply for unemployment compensation

PLA has a full guide on how to apply for unemployment compensation

I was denied unemployment compensation benefits

Being denied benefits can be very stressful and it's important to act quickly.

I'm still waiting on unemployment compensation benefits

Learn what you can do to check the status of your benefits.
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Do you have a non-fraud overpayment for PUA, PEUC, or FPUC?

You can request that your overpayment be forgiven if you are facing financial difficulty. We've made an online form that submits your request directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.