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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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It’s Tax Tip Tuesday! Do you have IRS debt? Your refund may be taken to pay off this debt. If you are suffering from a financial hardship and can’t afford to have your 2021 refund taken, our office may be able to help. Learn more about how PLA can help here: bit.ly/PLATTT125 #Philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid #TaxTipTuesday See MoreSee Less
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Don’t forget to join us at Richmond Library on Wednesday, January 26th from 10am to 2pm as we partner with the North Philadelphia Libraries of the Free Library of Philadelphia for "Everything You Need to Know About Unemployment Benefits." #Philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid #FreeLibraryOfPhiladelphia See MoreSee Less
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Philadelphia’s Eviction Diversion Program has been extended for 2022! Join CLS experts for #TenantTuesday on January 25 at 2pm to learn about updates to the program and what Diversion means for tenants and landlords! Tune in LIVE at facebook.com/clsphila! See MoreSee Less
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PLA is hiring paralegals and attorneys! We have several opportunities available. Do you want to work for a public interest law firm that uses creativity and compassion to improve the lives of Philadelphians? Check out philalegal.org/about/careers to learn more about our opportunities. #philadelphia #LegalAid #LegalAssistance #hiringinphl See MoreSee Less
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Join us on January 28th, 2022 at 11 am for our next community conversation: Protecting Your Side Yard. Attorney Andria Bibiloni will answer questions on how to protect home-adjacent vacant property from loss and how PLA is extending legal aid to homeowners with valid side and rear yard property claims. For many residents, the abandoned home-adjacent lots they have cared for throughout decades of neglect have become priceless parts of their homes and the neighborhood, but they are rapidly being seized for new development. Under the Pennsylvania law of adverse possession for abandoned vacant property, many residents already own their lots, but they are unaware of their rights and cannot afford to bring a lawsuit to quiet title. Tune in to Facebook Live at: fb.me/philalegal #philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid See MoreSee Less
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The New UC System is here

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