The Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under Pennsylvania law, and meet other eligibility requirements of Pennsylvania law.
- Unemployment insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of Pennsylvania law.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Pennsylvania during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessTo file a claim online or to check the status of your claim, please visit Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Benefits Home.
Program Contact Information
You may also visit the U.S. Department of Labor's State Unemployment Insurance Benefits website for additional federal program information.