There are three ways to file your PA unemployment biweekly claim: online, phone and email. Before filing a PA unemployment biweekly claim, there are some significant information to know. First is how to receive benefit payments. PA benefit payments are issued by either direct deposit or debit card. If you have a checking or banking account, you can have your unemployment compensation benefits electronically deposited into your account. If you would like to use debit card, a debit card will be mailed to you after you have been determined financially eligible for benefits, unless you have submitted a direct deposit form within the last two years.
No unemployment compensation benefit is available for the waiting week, which is the very first week of the benefit year that you are unemployed and eligible for benefits. All weeks of unemployment in Pennsylvania are based on a calendar week. Your earnings and eligibility during each calendar week determine whether you are entitled to benefits for that week and the amount of benefits payable to you.
How to file PA unemployment biweekly claim online?
Visit Pennsylvania department of labor & industry site at
How to file PA unemployment biweekly claim by telephone?
Before filing a claim by telephone, you need to know PAT, Pennsylvania Teleclaims, the convenient, prompt way to file biweekly unemployment compensation claims by telephone. Find the PAT telephone number in your area first. Then you can call PAT to file your biweekly claim for UC benefits with a touch-tone or pay touch-tone telephone, or a touch/pulse switchable telephone. Claim process in telephone will begin by asking if your address has switched and if you want to file for the week specified. In addition, PAT will ask you questions regarding any work performed, if any holiday pay or vacation pay was designated for that week and if you were able and available for work. You will reaction each question by pressing “1” for “yes” and “2” for “no” on your telephone keypad. Download
How to file PA unemployment biweekly claim by mail?
For those who can not file PA unemployment biweekly claim by internet, or have no access to a telephone, or have difficulties in English and Spanish communication, Pennsylvania department of labor & industry also accepts mail claim. If you are filing your claims by mail, you will be mailed a claim form. Use this form to file your claim for benefits for the claim week(s) indicated on the face of the form in the block entitled “Claim Week(s) Ending On.” Each claim week represents a calendar week beginning on a Sunday and ending at midnight on the Saturday date listed. If you do not receive an expected claim form or your claim form becomes lost, stolen, misplaced or destroyed, please