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Am I Eligible For Unemployment Benefits?

The Pennsylvania UC Law establishes various requirements for eligibility for UC benefits. Among them are the following: You must have sufficient qualifying wages and a minimum of 16 credit weeks in your base year. For an Application for Benefits effective October 2001, the corresponding base year would be the period from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001. You must have a qualifying separation, verifying that you are out of work through no fault of your own. And, you must be able and available to accept suitable work and not refuse work when offered. UC eligibility cannot be predetermined. You must file your Application for Benefits. Your eligibility will be based on the information provided by you and your employer(s).

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