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

  1. I was laid off on January 15, 2019 and will have 2 more paychecks and a severance check coming in the next several wekeks. With my last day of work being Jan. 15, 2019, and I do not know the amount of the last 2 checks, Should I file my initial claim when I get my last check?

  2. I have been having health problems,,COPD,Cellulitis.In both Legs,Heart Problems,Leaking Aortic Valve..This has been going on for two years,,I can not work as much as I have in the past some days I cant work at all due to shortness of breath,Can I file a claim for partial unemployment,,My Employer has been working with me and letting me work when I can but I’m getting way behind on the bills any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

    • Greg,

      Hope you get well soon. You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

      Please call the Unemployment Office.

  3. I am about to get my hours reduced at work. I will have reduced hours starting the week of Feb 13. I was wondering when I should file my initial claim for Unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania.

    • You can be eligible to claim partial Unemployment Benefits for the reduced hours.

      Please consider applying to compensate.

  4. I have worked at my current employment since October 2015 and have earned about $6000 over the first 4 of the previous 5 quarters. In the beginning of January, the owner of the business made the decision to shorten operating hours from 7 days a week to 4 days. Further, he has reduced me to one shift (6-8 hours) per week. I am the senior employee at the business, and I requested more hours, and he has refused. I can’t live off what I am making.
    Am I eligible for unemployment?

    • Instead of quitting voluntarily, you can be eligible to apply for partial Unemployment Benefits towards the hours lost.

  5. 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

    • 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.

  6. 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?

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

  8. 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

    • 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.

  9. 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?

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

    • 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.

      • 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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