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Pennsylvania Unemployment Phone Number

In case you have filed an application for unemployment compensation benefits within the last year, and have a particular question about your claim or your eligibility, call the PA Unemployment Phone Number: Toll Free: 1-888-313-7284.

UC service center hours of operation are 8 a.m.- 4p.m Monday through Friday with Mondays being heavy call days. Due to extremely heavy call volume, it is advisable to use the Internet to apply for benefits and verify check benefit amounts. If you still need to get in touch, please call the UC service center later in the day and later in the week, when call volume is lighter.

When you call the PA unemployment phone number, ensure that you have:

  • Social security number,
  • Dates of employment
  • Names and addresses of your employers,
  • Gross earnings, and your
  • Driver’s license number

You will also need a pen and paper to write down your claim number and any other relevant details.

Questions & Answers

  1. Leonard Bori says:

    I had to leave my job on April 30 with a small company to take care of me wife, who is already partially disabled, as a result of surgery to replace her shoulder—-she requires frequent trips for PT and home therphy 3 to 5 times a day for about 3 to 4 months. I can return to work in another 6 to 10weeks but my position has been filled already. Should I file now—wait until I can return to work–or am I not qualified to file for this reason. By the way–I had worked for this company for 20 years—my employer was in Pa. and I live in NJ

    thank you

    Leonard Bori

  2. Daniel F Job Sr says:

    I am accepting a voluntary early Retirement Incentive offer of $25,000. Am I eligible for benefits of unemployment compensation benefits on the ” voluntary layoff option ” proviso under the Law (“VLO Proviso”). The ( Diehl ) decision is notable because it increases the likelihood that employees who elect a retirement or severance package also will be granted unemployment compensation benefits. This incentive was offered for a reduction in force.They made me sign a paper that said in part that I could not get unemployment compensation and the next day I find THIS out. They mislead me into signing.What can I do now. I want to get that paper back and change my decision. Can you help me?

  3. Concerned Person says:

    Also, get it together, Unemployment. I’m sitting here, out of work, trying hard to get a job, and you take yours for granted?! “States Wise Questions” under the Q&A section of this page is misspelled. Should say “State Wide Questions.” Typos are unacceptable.

  4. Adrian says:

    We are not a govt organisation or sponsored by any state. The lines will be busy most of the times.Please try calling them during non peak hours to speak to the customer service.

  5. how can I check on a dispute says:

    I filled for a re-hearing and have had no reply

  6. Jessica Bennett says:

    I am serving a term with Keystone Americorps; I am pregnant and will be having a the baby in 11 days; Americorps will be starting my suspension on June 28th; this suspension will be without pay; I need to know if I will be eligible to recieve unemployment until my maternity leave is over and I go back to work to finish my term of service.

  7. Jayda Phillippi says:

    I got let go from Little Voyagers Daycare on June 17-2013 because the Center does have have enough children in the daycare to keep me working. I started working there on February 8-2012.

    • Jayda Phillippi says:

      I got let go from Little Voyagers Learning Center on June 17-2013 because the center does not have enough children in the daycare to keep me working. I started working there on February 8-2012.

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