PENNSYLVANIA UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Pennsylvania Unemployment Insurance is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State provides benefits the form of unemployment insurance assistance set by both Federal and PA State law.
Pennsylvania Unemployment Insurance Plan
Benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the rate in Pennsylvania is higher than usual, unemployed residents can qualify for an extension. The State will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).
in order to maintain eligibility.
PA Unemployment Insurance
Requirements for amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the PA claim page.
Unemployment Insurance PAPA Unemployment Extension
Those who have exhausted all original benefits are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the rate is higher than usual.
Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, PA has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. See the eligibility section for additional information.