HOW & WHEN TO FILE
How do I file for benefits?
The best way to file a new claim for UC benefits is online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Computer access and assistance is available at PA CareerLink®
offices statewide. Find the office closest to you at www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us
You may also file by calling the statewide UC Service Center toll-free number at 888-313-7284 (TTY services for the deaf and hard of hearing: 888-334-4046) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The best times to call are later in the day and later in the week. If your Social Security Number ends in an even number, call on Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday. If it ends in an odd number, call on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
Videophone service for individuals who use American Sign Language (ASL) is available every Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. at 717-704-8474.
You may also file by mail. Forms can be obtained online
, at PA CareerLink®
offices and state legislators' offices.