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For those who are interested in unemployment compensation (also known as unemployment insurance) in the state of Pennsylvania, the responsible state authority for distribution unemployment insurance is the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry which can be found online at www.uc.pa.gov. The mission of this state agency is to improve the quality of life and economic security of and for the amazing people of the state of Pennsylvania. This is where you will be able to locate all of the vital information regarding unemployment compensation, eligibility, appeals and anything else unemployment related in the state of Pennsylvania.

Unemployment Compensation is a program that provides temporary financial assistance to those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. By law, to be entitled to unemployment compensation in the state of Pennsylvania, you must be an employee who performed services covered by the unemployment compensation law for an employer that is required by law, or elects to pay into, the unemployment insurance fund.

Eligibility

Eligibility

To be eligible for unemployment compensation there are three basic, equally important steps to determining whether or not you ultimately gain acceptance into this state administered program.

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Benefits

Benefits

Your weekly benefit rate is the amount you can receive if you are eligible for unemployment compensation. This is based on a specific set of calculations - learn more about the formula here.

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Eligibility

Apply

Pennsylvania, and the Department of Labor and Industry, attempts to make the filing process for unemployment compensation, seamless and simple. File online or via telephone.

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Eligibility

Appeal

When the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry have made their unemployment compensation eligibility determination, an employee is sent a copy of the notice of determination.

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