COVID-19 and Employer Unemployment Compensation (UC) FAQ

Pennsylvania Employers

The Department of Community and Economic Development has a resource account for businesses to reach out to directly with questions and concerns about operations. Email ra-dcedcs@pa.gov with your name, business, contact information, and concern, and someone will be in contact to assist you.

Employees affected by a business closure, reduction in hours, or a medically or government directed quarantine or isolation should be encouraged to file for unemployment compensation (UC) benefits if no other compensation, such as paid leave, is available to them.

 Employees should be aware that they cannot receive both UC benefits and paid leave, as it may result in an “overpayment” that requires them to return benefits. 

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