Unemployment Benefits in Pennsylvania
Unemployment compensation, or UC, is money paid to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.
Any unemployed person may file a claim for UC benefits. Your eligibility is based on the information provided by you and your employer(s) after you file an application for UC benefits.
After filing your claim, you will receive a Notice of Financial Determination in the mail. This notice lists your employer(s) and the amount of wages paid to you for each quarter used to establish your claim. This notice determines your financial eligibility for UC benefits based on your highest quarterly wages, total base-year wages and credit weeks within your base-year period.
If you are financially eligible, the notice will provide the amount you will receive each week.