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Interstate Claim

A Pennsylvania “interstate claim” is a UC claim that is paid by Pennsylvania to an individual who became unemployed from work in Pennsylvania and is now residing and seeking work in another state. To file a Pennsylvania interstate claim, you must have worked in Pennsylvania during the base year period of the UC claim you are filing. An interstate claim is paid under terms and conditions of Pennsylvania UC Law, and you must meet all of Pennsylvania’s UC eligibility requirements.
 
You can use our website to file an initial interstate claim or reopen an existing interstate claim, or you can call toll free: 888-313-7284. If you need reemployment assistance, contact the nearest state employment office in the state where you reside, or visit servicelocator.org.

Commuter Claim

If you live in a state that borders Pennsylvania and traveled across the state’s border to work in Pennsylvania, and you still consider Pennsylvania to be the labor market area where you want to continue to seek work, then you are considered to be a Pennsylvania “commuter claimant.” You can use our website to file an initial interstate claim or reopen an existing interstate claim, or you can call toll free: 888-313-7284.

Combined Wage Claim

A Pennsylvania “combined wage claim” is a UC claim based on earned wages in Pennsylvania and another state (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands) during the base year period. To file a combined wage claim in Pennsylvania, you must have worked in Pennsylvania during the base period of the UC claim you are filing. You can use our website to file an initial interstate claim or reopen an existing interstate claim, or you can call toll free: 888-313-7284.

Worked in another State?

If you live in Pennsylvania and worked in a different state, you will need to file an interstate claim against the state in which you worked. To file a claim against another state, visit servicelocator.org. If the state in which you worked is not listed, please call the service center at 888-313-7284.
 
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The information provided on this site does not constitute a determination of eligibility
to receive unemployment compensation.
 
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