Most Unemployment Benefits Expire on September 4th, 2021

PEUC, PUA, and the extra $300 a week (FPUC) will end on September 4th.

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Navigating the New UC System

Answers to your questions about the new online UC system

Accessing Unemployment Benefits

Income replacement for workers who lost their job through no fault of their own

Find your Local Legal Aid Provider in the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

See if you qualify for free legal representation for your unemployment hearing

What program do I qualify for?

Due to COVID-19, there are two unemployment programs in Pennsylvania. It is important that you apply for the correct program. 

Regular Unemployment Compensation

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions about regular unemployment compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

New UC System Claimant Experience Survey

Your feedback will help us advocate for fixes to the new system. 

Recent News

Congratulations to Julia Simon-Mishel, Supervising Attorney of the Unemployment Compensation Unit at PLA, for being this year’s recipient of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) New Leaders in Advocacy Award! The New Leaders in Advocacy Award is presented each year to one rising attorney who exhibits extraordinary leadership early in their career as civil legal aid or indigent defense advocate. PLA is proud of the advocacy work that Julia does, which you can read about at https://bit.ly/3jw7wlF See MoreSee Less
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PLA turns 25 this year! We asked PLA advocate Susan Pearlstein, from our Family Law Unit, what makes PLA a unique organization: “PLA’s attorney advocates could have worked at corporate law firms, or gone into some form of private practice, yet we all chose to dedicate our legal careers to providing aid to the most vulnerable. Most of us were motivated to do this work by our strong belief in equal justice, that all who require access to the courts should not be denied such access, and that all should have a voice. The attorneys and non-attorney advocates at PLA strive to provide the highest quality of legal services to our clients because we believe in PLA’s mission of enforcing and protecting the right of individuals and families by providing accessible, creative, and high-quality legal assistance and working collaboratively for systemic change.” #Philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid See MoreSee Less
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