This information was last updated on Wednesday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m.
All courts and related offices in Pennsylvania will remain closed until April 30. This includes both Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas. The Courts have made some exceptions, however, included here.
Most workers in Philadelphia are entitled to sick leave, including workers who are quarantined, whose workplaces have closed, or whose children’s schools have closed due to coronavirus. Learn more about whether you are entitled to sick leave here.
If your workplace has closed or you can no longer work due to the statewide shutdown of non-essential business, you are eligible to collect unemployment compensation. The fastest way to apply is online at www.uc.pa.gov.
Philadelphia Legal Assistance has lots of useful information about applying for unemployment compensation in Pennsylvania and how it as affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
For legal assistance with paid leave, unsafe work conditions, clearing criminal records, and other job-related issues, please contact CLS at 215-981-3700.
For legal assistance with unemployment compensation, please contact PA at 215-981-3800 9:30am – noon Monday through Thursday or online any time at https://philalegal.org/apply.
If you have experienced a loss or reduction in income due to the COVID-19 crisis, you might qualify for discounted gas, water or electric bills. You will need to provide proof of income for the past 30 days. You may be required to provide a letter from your employer or other records that prove your loss of income.