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Accessing Unemployment Benefits

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

Did you stop filing for benefits because you found work? Did you recently lose work again? You may be eligible for a new unemployment compensation claim.

Navigating the New UC System

Answers to your questions about the new online UC system

Federal Unemployment Benefits Expired on September 4th, 2021

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

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

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

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. 

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Thank you to all who came out to our Jubilee for Justice 25th Anniversary Celebration! Nearly 300 adult guests and 100 kids made the Philadelphia Zoo their playground for an evening of dinner, libations, dancing, animal exhibits, and specially designed stations to learn about PLA’s work. The event warmly welcomed our clients, our staff, our partners, our board, and our sponsors. That’s why Jubilee for Justice was described by so many as “a very PLA event.” We are so grateful to all who came and to all who supported our 25th and continue to support our work every day. #PLAJ4J #Philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid See MoreSee Less
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UC and PUA claimants!Do you have a non-fraud or non-fault overpayment?Have you been getting billing notices or payment coupons from unemployment?You can ignore these notices. If you have a non-fraud or non-fault overpayment, you are not required to pay the overpayment back. The only way the government can take this money back is by taking up to 1/3 of any unemployment benefits you receive in the future.You can also apply for an overpayment waiver for any non-fraud PEUC, FPUC, and PUA overpayments that you have. The PA Department of Labor and Industry is also working on applying blanket waivers to non-fraud PEUC, FPUC, and PUA overpayments in certain situations.To learn more about overpayments, visit UCHelp.org/overpayment#TaxTipTuesday #Philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid See MoreSee Less
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Alejandra Alvarez y Jordy Portillo de Proyecto de Trabajadores Agrícolas de Pensilvania hablarán sobre los derechos de los trabajadores agrícolas. See MoreSee Less
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It’s Tax Tip Tuesday! If you filed a 2021 IRS return reporting taxes owed and you have yet to pay off that balance, you should expect to receive an IRS CP14 notice: the first of many collections notices the IRS will send asking you to pay your taxes.If you disagree with the amount, you can dispute the liability. If you agree with the amount owed, you can get into a collection alternative with the IRS. Philadelphia Legal Assistance’s Taxpayer Support Clinic can assist you in getting into a collection alternative to deal with your IRS debt.There are three main collection alternatives: an installment agreement (usually over the course of 72 months), an offer in compromise (where you settle your tax debt for a percentage of what you owe based on your expenses, assets, and income), and "Currently Not Collectible," a temporary hardship status, where you establish that, because your monthly expenses are equal to or greater than your monthly income, you are unable to afford to pay anything.The IRS has to send you several collection notices before they can take collection action against you. They must, before initiating collection, send you a notice informing you of your rights to a "collection due process hearing," and you must respond to that notice requesting a hearing or getting into a collection alternative within 30 days of the notice in order to avoid collection.You can also always make voluntary payments to the IRS; for more information on how to pay your taxes, go to irs.gov/payments. If you need our help in getting into a collection alternative because you are getting IRS collection notices, please call our intake at tel:2159813800, Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.#TaxTipTuesday #Philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid See MoreSee Less
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