Many people believe that unemployment benefits are only available to those who have been laid off. However, Unemployment Compensation (UC) may be available to you in Pennsylvania even if you were fired or you quit. To begin the process, file for PA UC on the Pennsylvania Department of Labor website. We routinely assist clients with the application process.
State law provides for an appeals process when your unemployment claim has been denied. You only have 15 days from the mailing date of your denial letter to file your appeal, so act quickly. Our attorneys can determine if you have a right to Unemployment Compensation and swiftly pursue an appeal of your valid claim.
The Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Compensation will deny your claim for benefits if your employer reports that you were terminated for willful misconduct. Our lawyers can challenge your employer’s characterization of your firing:
Let our Unemployment Compensation attorney examine the grounds for your termination and firing. You may be entitled to benefits even if you were fired.
You may be able to collect unemployment benefits if you quit your job for a compelling reason, such as:
The law is very specific in regard to these potentially compelling reasons for quitting. Our lawyer can tell you if you have grounds for an appeal of your claim denial.
Do not assume that your Unemployment Compensation denial is final. Our attorney can help show that you are entitled to benefits. Contact Meshkov & Breslin online to inquire about our services or call (610) 438-6300 to schedule your free consultation.