I Think I May Lose My Job: How to Prepare for UC Applications

I Think I May Lose My Job: How to Prepare for UC Applications

Scared of Losing Work?

How to Prepare for the UC Application Process

If you are facing a loss of work and plan to apply for unemployment compensation, there are steps you can take to protect your eligibility for benefits. The main qualification for UC is that you lost your job through no fault of your own.

I may be fired

If you are concerned that you may be fired, there are some things you should keep in mind to improve your chances of being found eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

I need to quit my job

You will have to prove that you had a good reason to leave your job if you want to make sure that you can get unemployment compensation benefits.

I refused work

If you refused to work because your health or safety was at risk, you can still qualify for unemployment benefits. Read more about eligibility when you refuse work.

Learn how to preserve evidence for UC hearings

Your eligibility for benefits may depend on your ability to provide evidence to support your claim for benefits.

This can be a really important step to getting paid benefits. 

Are you or a family member sick?

Workers need sick leave to recover from illness and to take care of their loved ones.

Paid sick time is now required from most Philadelphia employers and there are protections for you when you need to take medical leave for yourself or family.

Do you have a disability that is affecting your work?

You may be eligible for benefits from your employer if you are experiencing a short or long term disability that is affecting your work.