Reemployment Eligibility Assessment (REA)
REA will provide EUC claimants with information to assist them in gaining reemployment and review their eligibility to continue receiving EUC benefits. This assessment will include:
Labor market and career information
Assessment of skills
Orientation to all of the available services provided by the Pennsylvania CareerLink®
EUC work search eligibility review
An assessment notice is mailed to EUC claimants and informs the claimant that in the near future he/she will be scheduled for this assessment by the PA CareerLink® staff. The back of the EUC-15 assessment notice has an eligibility questionnaire the claimant must complete and take to the REA. In addition, to ensure compliance with the EUC active search for work requirements, the claimant must take his/her record of work search activities for the two most recent weeks of benefits claimed.
In regard to the work search review, PA CareerLink® staff will confirm that the individual is conducting work search activities and take the opportunity to ask questions and offer assistance to help them in the job search. UC Service Center staff will determine if the work search activities meet EUC eligibility requirements.
PA CareerLink® staff will send a letter to the claimant to schedule the individual for the mandatory in-person REA at the nearest PA CareerLink® office.
If a claimant fails to attend the first scheduled REA, PA CareerLink® staff will automatically reschedule a claimant for a second appointment within two weeks. If the claimant fails to report for the second REA, PA CareerLink® staff will inform the UC Service Center of the failed action. Failure to appear will result in the UC Service Center conducting a fact-finding interview with the claimant. A determination disqualifying the claimant from further benefits, until the claimant reschedules the REA, may be required.
If a claimant is unable to attend a scheduled REA meeting, he/she should contact the PA CareerLink® who issued the notice, to reschedule. If a claimant receives a disqualifying determination as a result of repeated failure to attend a scheduled REA meeting, the claimant should follow the instructions on the determination regarding the rescheduling process.
Exceptions: EUC claimants who are in TAA-approved training are exempt from participating in the REA.
Interstate Claimants are exempt from participating in the in-person REA. Interstate claimants should call the UC Service Center to complete the REA questionnaire by phone or mail the REA questionnaire to the UC Service Center.