Due to Covid-19, my employment in PA stopped. UC application was denied.

In PA, my application for UC was denied because I didn't meet the credit weeks in my base year. I am not working due to school closure from Covid-19. Can an exception be made,
or will these requirements be waived?

2 answers  |  asked Mar 29, 2020 11:48 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (2)

Andrew Abramson
You should be eligible for an exception for the federal emergency unemployment benefits under the recently passed CARES Act (i.e. Pandemic Unemployment Insurance) which provides $600 per week for up to 4 months. The federal benefits do not appear to have a credit weeks requirement.

posted by Andrew Abramson  |  Mar 30, 2020 06:47 AM [EST]
Doris Dabrowski
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance provision of the CARES Act provides benefits for workers who are otherwise ineligible for unemployment benefits. As of this writing, online and phone applications for this benefit are not accepted in Pa. Check the website, www.uc.pa.gov for updates.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  Mar 30, 2020 06:45 AM [EST]

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