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Unemployment Compensation


One of the most distressing situations a person or family can face is losing one’s job. Pennsylvania law can make this situation a little less harrowing by offering Unemployment Benefits. If you believe that you are entitled to Unemployment Benefits, you can apply for these benefits through the www.uc.pa.gov website.
 
If you are turned down for benefits, there is a short period to appeal.  Likewise, if you receive benefits but your old employer has a short window to challenge you. In either event, your claim will be handled before an unemployment judge, which the law calls a “Referee.”  You should not go to an unemployment hearing without contacting a lawyer, as this is your chance to present testimony and evidence that will be used to decide your claim.  
 
There are many different reasons that an unemployment claim could be denied. By far the most common reason is that the Unemployment Service Center finds that you committed “willful misconduct.” This has a specific definition in the law, but if you believe that you were fired for something that you did not do or which was beyond your control, you should contact The Orloski Law Firm, challenge the denial and go to the hearing with a lawyer at your side.