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  • Filing for unemployment benefits with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is just the beginning. It is the easy part. Once you have arranged your source of income while you are unemployed, it is time to start your new full-time job: to find a job.

    However, before you start walking the streets looking for work there are a few pointers you must understand about Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation program. Once you filed your claim over the phone or online and it has been accepted  you must begin to file your weekly benefit claims. You can file these weekly claims either online or over the phone.

    It is important you know how and where to file these claims or your application could be denied. It is also vital to know what information you will be asked when you file your online of phone claim. Any mistakes or omissions in your claim could end up in your claim being denied or frozen.

    The Good News

    The long lines to the unemployment office are a thing of the past. Now you can file your weekly benefits from wherever you, your laptop or phone may be. This means you can file your claims from the comfort of your home or wherever you get coverage or an internet connection.


    You can file your weekly benefits online at www.uc.pa.gov  Just click on the link and follow the instructions.


    Unlike other states, Pennsylvania has created a special Teleclaims number for each area. This phone system is called Pennsylvania Teleclaims, PAT for short. Please find below the phone number for Unemployment Service Centers and PAT numbers by region.

    What Will I Need?

    Regardless of which method you choose to file your weekly benefits you will need to provide the following information: Driving license number, SSN, name and contact details of your employers in the last 18 months, your contact details, the dates you started and finished employment and your reason you stopped working. You will also need your most recent pay stub and the PIN number the PA department of Labor gave you.

    Local: 610.821.6735
    Local TTY (Hearing Impaired):
    Local PAT: 610.821.6659
    Fax: 610.821.6281
    Local: 724.599.1250
    Local PAT: 724.599.1004
    Fax: 724.599.1068
    Local: 814.946.7224
    Local PAT: 814.941.6849
    Fax: 814.941.6801
    Local: 717.299.7711
    Local PAT: 717.299.7560
    Fax: 717.299.7557
    Local: 412.267.1315
    Local PAT: 412.267.1494
    Fax: 412.267.1475
    Local: 215.856.6990
    Local PAT: 215.560.1978
    Fax: 215.560.6981
    Local: 814.871.4311
    Local PAT: 814.878.5700
    Fax: 814.871.4863     Scranton:
    Local: 570.496.2332
    Local TTY (Hearing Impaired): 570.562.4871
    Local PAT: 570.562.4800
    Local PAT TTY (Hearing Impaired): 570.562.4870
    Fax: 570.562.4872
    TOLL FREE STATEWIDE: 888.313.7284
    TOLL FREE TTY (Hearing Impaired): 888.334.4046

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