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COVID-19 Information for Impacted Workers & Employers
If you are employed in Pennsylvania and are unable to work because of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), you may be eligible for Unemployment or Workers’ Compensation benefits. We've created a helpful website with FAQs on a variety of topics. Visit our COVID-19 page
If you're an impacted employer, get information and check out FAQs on our COVID-19 page.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Status of Claims Processing
If you opened your claim between March 15 and March 21: We are working quickly to mail a PIN to you so you can file for benefits starting Sunday, March 29, 2020. If you do not receive your PIN by Saturday, March 28, please remember that you may file any day through Friday, April 3, 2020. If you do not receive your PIN in time for you to file by April 3, we will make accommodations for filing and will update these instructions, accordingly.
If you opened your claim between March 22 and March 28: Your first day to file will be Sunday, April 5, 2020. We will update these instructions, accordingly, as we monitor our progress with mail processing.
For All New Claims: Mailing PINs is a top priority, so you may not have received your financial determination yet. When you do receive your financial determination and if you detect an error, you may file an appeal at that time. We are processing all documents as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience during this evolving situation.
For Reopened Claims:If you reopened your claim since March 13, 2020, you may try filing your biweekly claims and receive a message that your claim is not active. Please try again each day. We are working to get claims reactivated as quickly as possible. If your filing window expires (after Friday) and you still could not successfully file, we will make any older weeks available for filing once we reactivate your claim.
General UC Alerts
UC-1099G Forms and FP-1099G Forms for Tax Year 2019
UC-1099G tax forms are available to download online. (Please note: the FP-1099G is not available through the website.)
The department completed mailing Form UC-1099G, Statement for Recipients of PA Unemployment Compensation Payments, and Forms FP-1099G, Statement for Recipients of PA Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) Payments, on Friday, January 24, 2020.