Pennsylvania Unemployment Application

When you get ready to fill out the PA unemployment application you need to make sure you have set aside plenty of time to complete the application, and you need to be sure that you have all of the information ready that may be requested of you.

You need to know:

1. Your social security number.
2. Your driver's license number.
3. Your last employer's name and address.
4. The dates that you worked at your last employer.
5. The dates of all of the jobs that you have held in the past (This is not always required, but is very helpful to have).

If you are filling out a Pennsylvania unemployment application in person, you will need to take the following items with you:

1. Your social security card.
2. Your driver's license.
3. Last paystub from your previous employer.
4. Any layoff documents your previous employer may have given you.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Pennsylvania Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Pennsylvania Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Pennsylvania Unemployment page, click here: Pennsylvania Unemployment

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# lisa jo peterson 2011-07-18 15:23
i have worked for a physician for 18 years he recently decided to retire after
40 years of a practice. he did not sell his practice.
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# Courtney 2012-05-12 13:26
My position was terminated I qualify for unemployment? I was only there for 3 months.
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# gary 2012-11-02 09:18
I recently agreed to a Mutual Separation from my employer. I was told this would not show up on my U5 as Involuntary Termination. I was also to by my previous employer that I would still be eligible for unemployment benefits. Yet when I apply there is no prefix Mutual Seperation. I do apply for benefits and not Involuntary termination show on U5. As you cantell from the letter I was a licensed rep at a bank
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# jimmy 2013-02-01 16:40
I was laid off today unexpectedly, my previous employer says that it might b a year or not @ all. Obivously i cant wait that long, that i am intitled to collect, but i understand my employer can block me from this true???
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# Danny Z. 2013-02-19 12:48
My worker's comp claim was denied, & I was told by my employer that I cannot return to work until I get my back fixed. My attorney told me I am eligible for unemployment benefits. On the Initial Claim form, it asks why I'm no longer employed by the company. What answer should I give?
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# Jessica 2013-02-27 09:50
I recently quit my job due to loss of pay, I am a hairstylist and our salon was bringing in at least 30,000$ a month and in a 3 year time span went down to maybe 8,000$ a month. This was all due to some construction, the company told us our salon was being relocated but never did and after 3 years my pay went down dramatically. Would I be eligible for unemployment? I worked at my prior company for 10 years if that helps any.
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# Sandy 2013-02-27 13:39
My son quit his job yesterday after enduring months of discriminatory treatment from his boss. His boss sent him sexually explicit You Tube videos, perverted You Tube videos with foul language and pictures, made fun of my son's appearance, hair color, etc. I think this qualifies for a hostile work environment, and finally my son couldn't take any more. Will he qualify for unemployment?
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# Bob Emge 2017-11-20 14:08
I was laid off after 20 yrs on the job I am getting a severance pay until the end of March can I still file for unemployment now if so if I work a part time job can I still collect ?
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