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Pennsylvania Unemployment Application

Applicants who wish to open a new claim for Pennsylvania unemployment insurance can do so by either calling the Unemployment Insurance Agency or through the Internet. However, the option to file your claim through the internet is  available 24X7.

Here’s a list from where you can apply for UI Benefits to the corresponding offices:
Based on the County in which you live, you can send your application to the following office addresses too-

If you reside in these Counties: Then Application should be mailed to:
Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton Allentown UC Service Center 160 W. Hamilton St., Ste 500 Allentown, PA 18101-1994
Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon Lancaster UC Service Center 36 East Grant Ave.Lancaster, PA 17602
Bucks, Crawford, Erie, Forest, McKean, Philadelphia, Venango, Warren Erie UC Service Center 1316 State St. Erie, PA 16501-1978
Adams, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, York Altoona UC Service Center 1101 Green Ave. Altoona, PA 16601-3483
Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming Scranton UC Service Center 30 Stauffer Industrial ParkTaylor, PA 18517-9625
Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Butler, Franklin, Fulton, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Westmoreland Indiana UC Service Center 630 Kolter Dr. Indiana, PA 15701-3570
Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington Duquesne UC Service Center 14 N. Linden St.Duquesne, PA 15110-1067

If you have any doubts regarding the filing process or related matters, you can call the statewide unemployment compensation toll-free number at 1-888-313-7284. For Bi-weekly claims, the toll-free numbers are 888-255-4728 and 877-888-8104 (Spanish).

You will need the following information when you start a new claim

  • Full name, mailing address, phone number
  • Social security number
  • Personal identification number
  • Wages earned during base period
  • Employment history during base period, which includes
    • Names of all employers you worked for
    • Address, contact details of base period employers
    • Start and end dates of jobs held during base period
  • Driver’s license (if any)
  • Veteran/Military separation date
  • Alien registration number, if you are not a citizen of U.S.

Furthermore, adding to the resources, know in detail what to do when you’re unemployed in Pennsylvania and Calculate your benefits for knowing how much projected amount you’re eligible to receive.

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Pennsylvania

Unemployed? Check your eligibility for unemployment benefits

Questions & Answers

  1. francis j nicolo says:

    i’m 77 yrs old my daughter moved in with me with a 5yr old child, she has a part time job i can’t work anymore because of my healt, in 2012 i had lung cancer surgey, is there any comp for me, thanks frank

    • Martin says:

      Unfortunately, the system does not consider personal reasons. Your daughter may not be eligible to claim.

      Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office in your state.

  2. Barbara Crock says:

    I have never had to apply for unemployment before. I was fired yesterday. Do I need to go and apply in person at a unemployment center or can I apply on;ine?

  3. MaryEllen Storti says:

    My hours have been cut to 30 hours a week Can I collect for the 40 hours a month that I am not receiving?

  4. Andre Thermidor says:

    Iwas filed already las year what happen for me!

  5. Renee Longo says:

    I was laid off November 9, 2013 and I have been receiving severance while looking for work. Once my severance is gone, how soon can i apply for unemployment if I am still unemployed? Can I apply 10 weeks prior to when the severance runs out to get the application started? Please advise. Thank you

    • Adrian says:

      You don’t have to apply so much in advance.

      Initial claims will take upto 10 days to be processed if everything is in place.Consider applying about 2 weeks before severance runs out.

  6. Rudy Lopez says:

    I’ve worker for the state of NJ for the past 11 years. I was just recently suspended with pay pending an investigation. This is because I began a friendly relationship over text messages, that became more than friendly. Although the relationship never exceeded text messages, I never reported the texting to my supervisor a violation of policy. As a result I resigned my position. Would I be able to qualify for unemployment?

  7. Jeannie felgenhauer says:

    How do get my pin and verify that my online application was processed? I cannot get into anything online without knowing mu pin…

    • theresa says:

      I have no idea if I have completed the form correctly for unemployment. How do I go about finding out that the information was input correctly.

      • Martin says:

        If you filed online, please revisit the web page and recheck.

        The best way to confirm the submission is by calling the Claims Center.

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