Appealing a Notice of Determination by Mail, Fax or at a PA CareerLink®
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.
In order to file an appeal, complete Form UC-46B, Petition for Appeal. A copy of form UC-46B is included with the notice of determination. You may also download a PDF version of Form UC-46B using the link below.
All appeals must include the petitioner’s name (person filing the appeal) and address, the claimant’s name, the claimant’s Social Security number, the reason for the appeal and the date of the determination being appealed.
Appeals should be sent to the UC service center that issued the notice of determination. Sending an appeal to a service center other than the service center that issued the notice of determination may cause delays in processing the appeal.
You may not file an appeal in person at a UC service center.
Filing an Appeal by Mail
To file an appeal by mail, Form UC-46B should be completed and mailed to the service center listed on the notice of determination using the
listed below. If you appeal by mail, the filing date of the appeal will be determined by:
US Postal Service: The filing date is the US Postal Service postmark date, the date of a Postal Service certificate of mailing or the date of a Postal Service certified mail receipt. In the absence of these dates, the filling date is the date of a postage meter mark. In the absence of all of the above dates, the filing date is the date the department receives the appeal.
Carrier: The filing date is the date the envelope containing the appeal is delivered to a common carrier. If that date cannot be determined, the filing date is the date the department receives the appeal.
If the sources above are not available, the date the appeal is filed will be the date it is received by the department.
Filing an Appeal by Fax
Appeals that are sent by fax should include only the last four digits of the claimant’s Social Security number, for example, xxx-xx-1234.
To file an appeal by fax, Form UC-46B should be completed and faxed to the service center that issued the notice of determination using the
for that service center listed below. The filing date of an appeal sent by fax will be determined by:
- The filing date is the date imprinted by the receiving fax machine. If the receiving machine does not provide a date, the filing date is the date imprinted by the sending fax machine. If neither machine provides a date, the filing date is the date the appeal is received by the department.
- You accept risk of delay, disruption or interruption of electronic signals, which may affect the timeliness of the appeal.
Filing an Appeal at a PA CareerLink®
Appeals are accepted at PA CareerLink® locations during normal business hours. The filing date of the appeal is the date that the appeal was delivered in person during normal business hours. The PA CareerLink® will forward your appeal to the UC Service Center.
Service Center Appeal Addresses and Fax Numbers
Scranton UC Service Center (0991)
30 Stuaffer Industrial Park
Taylor, PA 18517-9625
Fax: (570) 562-4385
Indiana UC Service Center (0997)
630 Kolter Drive
Indiana, PA 15701-3570
Fax: (724) 599-1071
Erie UC Service Center (0993)
1316 State Street
Erie, PA 16501-1978
Fax: (814) 871-4863
Duquesne UC Service Center (0998)
14 North Linden Street
Duquesne, PA 15110-1067
Fax: (412) 267-1475
Altoona UC Service Center (0994)
1101 Green Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601-3483
Fax: (814) 941-6801
Harrisburg UC Service Center (1239)
651 Boas St, 15th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17121
Fax: (717) 214-5463
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.