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. 

Recent News

UC Claimants!Have you completed your Work Registration yet?Claimants who file their initial claim after September 5, 2021 are required to complete Work Registration within 30 days of filing.For more information, visit: uchelp.org/work-search-requirements#philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid See MoreSee Less
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We’re celebrating National Health Center Week! From August 7th-13th Health Centers across the country will be celebrated for their tireless efforts to serve their communities. PLA’s Medical-Legal Community Partnership is proud to work with seven health centers in Philadelphia to meet the legal needs of those who access healthcare. Thank you to our medical partners for your dedication and collaboration! #philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid #NationalHealthCenterWeek See MoreSee Less
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It’s Tax Tip Tuesday! Did you get an IRS notice that you don’t understand or need help dealing with? Do you have other issues with the IRS that you haven’t been able to resolve? The Taxpayer Support Clinic at PLA offers free assistance with IRS problems! Contact us to see if you are eligible for our services. Call our intake at tel:2159813800 between 9:30am and 12pm Monday through Thursday or visit philalegal.org. #TaxTipTuesday #Philadelphia #LegalAssistance #LegalAid See MoreSee Less
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The New UC System is here

Do you need help navigating the new UC system?