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Holiday Service Information


On Dec. 25, 2014, Dec. 26, 2014 and Jan. 1, 2015, online services and Pennsylvania Teleclaims (PAT) will be available. However, services through 888-313-7284 will not be available Dec. 25, 2014, and Jan. 1, 2015, due to the holidays.

Claims/Payment Processing for the Holidays

Due to the Christmas holiday on Dec. 25, 2014, and the New Year’s holiday on Jan. 1, 2015, UC benefit payments will be issued in accordance with the following schedule:
Payment Submitted Payment in Direct Deposit and/or Debit Card Account
Dec. 22, 2014 (Monday) Dec. 24, 2014 (Wednesday)
Dec. 23, 2014 (Tuesday) Dec. 26, 2014 (Friday)
Dec. 24, 2014 (Wednesday) Dec. 29, 2014 (Monday)
Dec. 25, 2014 (Thursday) Dec. 29, 2014 (Monday)
Dec. 26, 2014 (Friday) Dec. 31, 2014 (Wednesday)
Dec. 29, 2014 (Monday) Dec. 31, 2014 (Wednesday)
Dec. 30, 2014 (Tuesday) Jan. 2, 2015 (Friday)
Dec. 31, 2014 (Wednesday) Jan. 5, 2015 (Monday)
Jan. 1, 2015 (Thursday) Jan. 5, 2015 (Monday)


Labor & Industry announces a new program for Veterans returning to the civilian work force.


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Philadelphia PA CareerLink® Suburban Station Temporary Closure

PA CareerLink® Suburban Station, located at 1617 JFK Boulevard, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 will temporarily close for renovations. The last day of service to the public was Friday, June 20, 2014. The office expects to re-open to the public in February 2015.
The zip code table which is used to notify new claimants of the PA CareerLink® closest to their address is being updated to refer them to the PA CareerLink® North Philadelphia located at 990 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia PA 19123, Telephone 215-560-5465. The center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

UC News is now on Twitter

Did you know that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is now on Twitter? Follow us @PALaborIndustry and learn all the latest news and alerts regarding everything UC and more!


Some of the alerts will include:
  • Payment delays
  • System maintenance issues
  • Holiday Office closings
  • Debit card information
  • Tips for avoiding overpayments
  • Fraud information

Electronic Filing

Effective with the first quarter 2014 filing, employers are required to electronically file quarterly UC tax and wage reports through UCMS.
If you have not already registered with UCMS to file electronically, the time to do so is now.

State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES)

NEW! Sign-Up for SIDES — an efficient, electronic way to respond to department requests!
SIDES is a new, web-based system that allows the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) and employers to communicate more efficiently when an individual files a new unemployment compensation claim. The system transmits questions from L&I about the individual's claim to the employer electronically, and allows the employer to respond electronically, which will enhance the timeliness and accuracy of UC claims.

Grants Procedures Manual sets forth the grant procedures developed by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) for grants awarded to various organizations.

PA OVR participates in third annual Pa Disability Empowerment and Employment Summit (PADES)

OVR's Hiring People with Disabilities How-To Guide for Employers
Your one-stop guide to everything your business needs to know to help hire and retain people with disabilities.


Keystone Works

Are you a UC claimant looking for a career or a business looking to hire? Keystone Works provides business-driven training opportunities for eligible UC claimants. A claimant can continue to collect full UC benefits while participating in training provided by a business, and the business is entitled to receive incentive payments if the claimant is hired and certain requirements are met.
Learn more about Keystone Works.

News and Media
December 19, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1% in November, Lowest Rate in More Than Six Years
Pennsylvania's unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 5.1 percent, the commonwealth's lowest rate in more than six years.  Read More

November 21, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate Declines to Six-Year Low 5.4% in October
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point from September to 5.4 percent -- a six-year low.  Read More

November 4, 2014
#MakeItInPA: Corbett Administration Awards JOBS1st PA Tech Grant to Luzerne County Community College for Equipment Upgrades to Expand the Automotive Program
The Department of Labor & Industry today awarded a Grant to Luzerne County Community College to upgrade equipment used in training students  Read More

October 29, 2014
Pilot Grant Awarded to Fund First Statewide Program of Support Services Providers (SSPs) for Pennsylvanians Who Are Deaf-Blind
Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Labor & Industry has partnered with the PA Statewide Independent Living Council to award a $425,000 grant to the Center for Independent Living of Central PA.  Read More

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