Pennsylvania Rolls Out Federal Stimulus Enhancements to Unemployment Compensation Benefits

On Friday evening, April 10, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced important progress by the Commonwealth in implementing supplemental unemployment benefits made available by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These new benefits will bring desperately needed relief to unemployed workers throughout the Commonwealth. Beginning this week, all Pennsylvanians receiving unemployment compensation…

Philadelphians: In Foreclosure, Behind, or About To Be Behind on Your Mortgage? Here’s What You Need to Know

This information was last updated February, 2021. En Español Many homeowners have had trouble paying their mortgages because of job loss, reduced income, or illness related to COVID-19. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about how COVID-19 affects homeowners with mortgages. Topics covered include: what to do if you can’t make your mortgage…

Did You Lose Your Job and Now Have No Income? You May Qualify for Diversion Payments from the County Assistance Office.

Pennsylvania County Assistance Offices may be able to give families some money to get by while they can’t work because of the coronavirus crisis. Instead of getting ongoing cash assistance, families temporarily out of work may be able to get “diversion” payments. Diversion payments are one, two, or three months’ worth of regular cash assistance,…

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Social Security Administration Should Halt All Pending Regulations

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the U.S. workforce, leading to record levels of unemployment.  While some people will return to work in the coming months, many workers with disabilities may remain out of the workforce indefinitely.  Older workers with disabilities were thirty percent more likely to lose their jobs during the Great Recession than the…

¡La Mayoría de los Trabajadores de Filadelfia Tienen Derecho a Licencia por Enfermedad!

¡Ahora puede estar cubierto para una licencia por enfermedad para el COVID-19 coronavirus! Si usted está cubierto(a) bajo el Reglamento de Licencia por Enfermedad de Filadelfia (información sobre la cobertura más adelante), ahora también puede usar su licencia por enfermedad por las siguientes razones: Si su lugar de trabajo cierra debido al coronavirus Si está…

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Information for Philadelphia Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This information was last updated on January 4, 2021 PUA and PEUC Have Been Extended Unemployment Benefits (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation) have been extended. Find out more about Unemployment Compensation during the pandemic here. Assistance is available for people who have lost income If you have experienced a loss or reduction…