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​Unemployment Compensation (UC) Videos

We've created videos to help guide you through Pennsylvania's UC process and to provide helpful information on how to navigate and complete necessary steps for UC benefits.

How to Start a New Claim 

This video provides a brief overview on how to start a new claim online.

Biweekly Claim Explained

Here is a quick guide on what happens after you file your initial claim and a reminder to file biweekly. Similar to working for two weeks and getting a paycheck a couple days/weeks later, Unemployment Compensation works the same way. 

After the weeks are over, you tell us if you were unemployed and then we send payments. No matter which day you submit your new claim application – Sunday through Saturday – your claim will be effective Sunday and remains in effect for one year, with anywhere from 18-26 full weeks of payments available. 

Two Sundays later, you will use your PIN to certify if you were unemployed for those first two weeks and answer several questions. You will do this either online or by using PAT, and you have from Sunday through Friday of that week to complete this task.

The Next Step After an Initial Claim - Biweekly Claims

This video is a quick overview of what happens after you file an initial claim and receive your confirmation letter and PIN to start filing biweekly claims every two weeks. 

Filing a biweekly claim confirms your unemployment status for the weeks you’re filing and requests payment for the two weeks you didn’t work or for reduced hours. The best way to file your biweekly claim is online.

Adjudication Process - What happens when there is an issue with your claim 

This video provides an overview of what happens if there is an issue with your claim and how the UC Adjudication process works.