Do you understand the requirements for Philadelphia unemployment compensation?

While being caught up in the mountain of official paperwork and applications, it can be hard to determine whether or not you really qualify for Philadelphia unemployment compensation. That is why we at the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland want to help you understand what the eligibility requirements for collecting Philadelphia unemployment compensation are.

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project, which focuses on representing the cause of unemployed individuals, is a great resource for information about Philadelphia unemployment compensation. Some of their insights about Philadelphia unemployment compensation include information about applying for compensation, getting your checks and benefits, and filing appeals.philadelphia unemployment

At TMH Law, we think it is important that everybody be informed of their rights, we want to give you an outline of the eligibility requirements for collecting Philadelphia unemployment.

Requirements For Collecting Philadelphia Unemployment Compensation

According to the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, the fastest and surest way to find out if you are eligible to receive unemployment Philadelphia compensation is to apply. To find out beforehand your chances of eligibility though, here are some of those requirements:

  • Financial Eligibility: Successful candidates for unemployment compensation in Philadelphia earned sufficient wages from an employer covered by Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law. “Sufficient wages” include the following:
  1. at least $800 in the highest quarter of your base year
  2. at least $1320 in total wages for your base year
  3. a minimum of 16 weeks of earnings over $50 in your base year (this doesn’t include the current or previous quarter)
  4. sufficient wages in your total year relative to your wages in your highest quarter, known as qualifying wages.
  • Benefit Eligibility: Here is where the nature of your employment termination comes into play, and whether you are out of work through no fault of your own. Based on the information you supply with your application, and on information collected from your former employer, a decision will be made as to whether or not you are in good standing.
  • Maintaining Eligibility and Requalifying for Benefits: According to the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, on a week-to-week basis, “you must be able and available to accept suitable work, not refuse work when offered without good cause and participate in reemployment services if required.”

We hope that this information proves helpful, and that you now understand more about Philadelphia’s regulations for unemployment compensation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by phone or email. An experienced representative will be happy to guide you through understanding more about your case, and what TMH Law can do for you.