How to Cancel Pennsylvania Unemployment

When you find a new job you can no longer receive Pennsylvania unemployment benefits and may need to officially cancel your Pennsylvania unemployment.

In order to cancel your unemployment claim, you can:

1. Call, send a letter, or email to your unemployment counselor letting them know that you have found a new job.
2. Stop filing your weekly certification.

If you happen to receive an unemployment check while you are working, make sure to call your unemployment counselor to let them know. You may need to return the check - but this will be better than any possible penalties that you could be responsible for if you are found to be recieving unemployment benefits while working.

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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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# Nadine 2012-05-14 22:09
My husband has started a new job. He is currently on unemployment in pennsylvania. He only actually worked 1 of his weeks of his biweekly claim and the other week he did work but did not get paid because of a holding week with his new job. How do I file this kind of claim?? Do I put his hours in for the week he worked even though he did not recieve a pay? this will be his last claim. im just not sure how we do it.
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# Ms.Long 2012-07-02 20:58
Just recently returned to work. Do I report this to my local career center counselor or to the U C benefit center?
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# Jean 2012-07-17 16:52
I have to have surgery and can not actively seek employment at this time. Do I just stop filing, then, after my surgery and recovery, start filing again?
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# Biance 2012-10-11 08:49
i recently filed a claim for unemployment benefits. i found a job already but they keep sending me things in the mail about my unemployment, how do i get this mail to stop coming.
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# Melody 2013-01-02 12:21
I applied for other benefits i want to stop my unempolyment i stoped filing the weekly claim , ive tried to call unempolyment but i always get a busy signal. can you please help me. Thank you
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# Brenda K 2013-01-22 09:05
I applied yesterday when I was told my hours would be cut from 50 to 20 by my supervisor. My employer overrode this decision, but I had already filed. I have no ppwk (as this was yesterday) and when I call the number given, it merely rings busy, as I hear it is impossible to get through. I do not need my employer to get documents regarding this filing. How do I stop the process?
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# Kathy 2013-07-09 20:31
I am now employed - how do I officially close out my claim?
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# Vlad 2017-08-06 21:28
Wondering the same don't wanna get laid off next winter and not be able to collect because my previous cycle or waiting period hasn't ended.
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# Jasmine-Rae Love 2016-07-27 08:47
Good morning,
I recently moved to Virginia and no longer need PA unemployment benefits. I HAVE been filing my biweekly claims, but I HAVE NOT been claiming any benefits for the weeks I have been filing. I was unsure if I should just stop or file them but check that I have been working so I dont receive the benefits. Do i need to call, or can I just stop filing my claims and it will run its course? Thank you.
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# Megan Hildebrand 2017-05-08 11:53
It states that for me to close my claim I need to contact my counselor. I've never heard from a 'counselor' How do I find out who handles my claim because I need to close it asap.
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# brandi n wright 2017-08-28 19:59
i recently opened a claim but found a new job so i want to cancel my claim. I got a letter to sign up for careerlink but since i have a job i won't be doing so. I want to make sure i can cancel so this doesn't impact any future claims i may make. Please advise.
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# Pamela Eddy 2017-09-05 12:58
I moved to Maryland in Feb 2017. I worked here since then but was recently let go. I would like to file for Md unemployment but cannot until my pa claim is closed. I have tried calling but always busy. I tried faxing request to close my pa claim but fax line was busy so i faxed my request to the Scranton & Dusquene offices. Please help me to get my Pa claim closed as soon as possible.
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# John 2017-10-26 09:30
Filed back in January '17 however started a new job in February '17. I never collected any money nor expected to do would like to cancel my claim asap. Thank John
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# Blake Robinsno 2017-11-13 13:56
I recently found work and want to close my unemployment account. How do I do so and what steps do I need to take in order to not receive any more additional information. Also I never received any payments as part of my unemployment benefits. Thank you for your time
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