To estimate your weekly benefit rate, go to Calculating the Weekly Benefit Rate, then select the Rate and Amount of Benefits Table. There is also a separate page that explains the Partial Benefit Credit.
UC eligibility cannot be predetermined. Your eligibility will be based on the information provided by you and your employer(s) after you have filed your claim.
Every five years, the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is required by Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation Law to recalculate solvency triggers that are then reflected in employer tax rates, employee contribution rates and claimant benefit reduction rates. When the balance in the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund is insolvent – as defined in the UC Law -- the department is required to implement solvency measures that reduce claimant benefit amounts and increase employer/employee tax rates. As required by law, L&I has recalculated these rates for 2023. The insolvency of the UC Trust Fund triggers a requirement that UC benefits are subject to a larger reduction and employer/employee tax rates increase by a certain percentage.
Per Pennsylvania's UC Law, benefit payments for payable weeks of unemployment will be reduced by 3.2 percent beginning with the week ending January 7, 2023.
Yes. The current 2.4 percent benefit reduction went into effect with week ending January 6, 2018. As required by UC Law, this will increase to 3.2 percent for individuals receiving regular UC benefits for weeks ending January 7, 2023 and after.
The benefits reduction affects all claimants receiving regular UC benefits regardless of when their claims first became effective. The reduction will apply to claim weeks ending January 7, 2023 and later.
As a solvency measure, Pennsylvania's UC Law is requiring L&I to increase the weekly benefits reduction for UC claimants to 3.2 percent. Simultaneously, the UC Law requires annual increases or decreases in weekly benefit amounts to reflect increases in the average weekly wage of the past three years. For claimants whose claims first go into effect after January 1, 2023, weekly benefit amounts will increase in 2023 by 2 percent over the 2022 rates. The maximum weekly benefit amount is increasing from $594 to $605. Assuming no other deductions, a person earning the maximum weekly benefit amount would receive a $585 payment with the 3.2 percent reduction factored in.