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How to File an Appeal Online

Under Section 501(e) of the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law, an eligibility determination issued by the UC service center becomes final unless an appeal is filed. A timely appeal must be filed within 15 calendar days after the mailing date on the determination. However, if the 15th day is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, a timely appeal may be filed on the next business day. If an appeal is not filed on time, the UC Referee will determine if the appeal was filed late for good cause.
 
This site has been established to provide an interactive, easy and direct method to submit a Petition for Appeal, Form UC-46B, in a timely manner.

To file an appeal online you will need:

  • Information from the notice of determination issued by the UC Service center
  • Your own email address. For your appeal information to remain secure, you should not use another person's email address.
  • Please be advised that the department cannot guarantee the security of personally identifiable information submitted electronically.
  • NOTE: Online appeal filing is not compatible with non-Adobe PDF readers/viewers. A free Adobe reader can be downloaded here.

To file an appeal online:

  1. Select the appropriate UC service center below to access Form UC-46B(W), Petition for Appeal. You will find the service center on the notice of determination.
  2. Once you select the appropriate service center your web browser will ask you whether you want to open or save UC-46B(W). Choose to open the form. You will need Adobe PDF reader software to open the form.
  3. Complete Section I only of Form UC-46B(W). Section I includes all the fields bordered in red.
  4. Once you have completed Section I, click the SUBMIT button.
  5. Once you select SUBMIT, you will be prompted to enter your email information.
  6. Enter your email information and select ‘OK’ or ‘Continue’.
  7. Once your email opens, your appeal will appear as a PDF attachment. Depending on your email settings, it may appear in your draft emails. Select Send to file your appeal. If you have difficulty accessing your email using the steps above, you should file an appeal by mail, fax or file your appeal at a PA CareerLink®.
 
After filing your appeal:
  • You will receive a confirmation email indicating your appeal was received. You should save or print a copy of this email for your records.
  • You will be notified directly by the UC Referee’s office about your hearing.
 
Use this online appeal site ONLY to appeal an eligibility determination issued by a service center; any other type of correspondence will not be addressed. For appeals to the UC Board of Review or to the Commonwealth Court please see Expanded and Legal Appeals Information.
 
 Allentown UC Service Center (0992)
160 W. Hamilton St., Suite 500
Allentown, PA 18101-1994
Indiana UC Service Center (0997)
630 Kolter Drive
Indiana, PA 15701-3570
Altoona UC Service Center (0994)
1101 Green Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601-3483
Lancaster UC Service Center (0996)
36 East Grant St
Lancaster, PA 17602-2831
Duquesne UC Service Center (0998)
14 North Linden Street
Duquesne, PA 15110-1067
Scranton UC Service Center (0991)
30 Stauffer Industrial Park
Taylor, PA 18517-9625
Erie UC Service Center
(0993)

1316 State Street
Erie, PA 16501-1978
Harrisburg Overflow Center
651 Boas St, 15th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17121
 
IMPORTANT: If you remain partially or fully unemployed while an appeal concerning your eligibility is pending, continue to file your bi-weekly claims for benefits. If the appeal is decided in your favor, only benefits for the weeks you claimed will be released for payment.