File For Unemployment In Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania unemployment claim process

To get started filing your unemployment compensation claim, you will need to do it online. Start at this page. The first thing you need to figure out is whether you are eligible to receive benefits. Not everyone is eligible. For instance, if you quit your job you will probably NOT get UI assistance. To learn more go here.

Once you determine your eligibility, you need to file your claim and you can do that online by going here. Right now, over the Internet seems to be the only way to apply for unemployment. There are no telephone numbers given where you can do it over the phone. Most states allow you to file several ways but Pennsylvania in one of the ones where online is the only method

Things you need before you submit a claim:

When you apply for unemployment in Pennsylvania State, you will need a variety of information. You can find a complete list on this page. You will also need your bank account information if you are going to get paid through direct deposit. For those who don’t want to get paid that way, you will be paid via a debit card that will be sent to you. Getting paid via a check is not an option.

Pennsylvania appeals process

Both you or your last employer can appeal the decision on whether you are eligible for benefits. That appeal has to be made within 15 days of the determination. A referee will hear both sides and make another ruling. If either side still objects, they may once again appeal and this time it will go to the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review. To better understand this whole process you will find information on this web page.

Pennsylvania unemployment extensions:

There is no information about extensions on the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensations website at this time. This does not necessarily mean that you can’t get an extension but the information does not seem to be readily available.


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