Unemployment Compensation

ucHave you been denied unemployment compensation?  Don’t waste time.  You only have 15 days to file an Appeal!  Once the appeal is filed, you should contact Mooney & Associates for representation to fight for your benefits!   We will provide you an honest, trustworthy evaluation of your claim.  Unemployment compensation is time sensitive.  Don’t hesitate.  Contact our office right away at 717-632-4656 or 1-877-632-4656!

About Unemployment

If your job has been terminated, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation.  You can apply for unemployment compensation benefits through the Pennsylvania Depart of Labor and Industry by clicking this link or by applying in person at your local Pennsylvania Career Link.   It is important that when filing an application, that your provide truthful answer to all questions.  Failure to be truthful can lead to prosecution.


There is a two step process for Unemployment Compensation:

  1. File the Claim.  You can do that at your local Career Link office or online at the link above.
  2. Notice of Determination.  Once you apply, you will then receive a Notice of Determination.  If you are approved, good for you!  However, your Employer still has a fifteen day window to challenge your benefits.  If you are denied,  then contact Mooney & Associates right away.  You only have 15 days to file an Appeal.  You miss that deadline, you are out of luck.


This is precisely where most claims are denied.   Step one of eligibility is that you must meet financial eligibility requirements.  Generally, to meet that criteria, you must have earned at least $50 per week for the last 16 weeks.  If you have not made that much, then you are not eligible for benefits.

Second, you must be benefit eligible.  This is where many unemployment appeal hearings focus.  First, you must not have quit/left your job voluntarily.  That being said, voluntarily leaving your job is a legal area to be argued, based on the facts of your case.  For example, you may have settled your workers compensation claim and signed a resignation letter based on the settlement of your case.   Generally, that would be a voluntary resignation.  HOWEVER, that is fact specific and there are exceptions to the law.  Our office has won benefits for our workers compensation clients that have settled their workers compensation claims.   Call Mooney & Associates.  Let us take a look and see if we can help.  Second, you must not have been terminated for willful misconduct.  Again, this is open to legal argument and interpretation.  Call us today and let us take a look.

Finally, you must maintain eligibility for benefits.  That means you must be eligible to work and available to work.  Its that simple.

The Five Keys:

  1. You must be ELIGIBLE and AVAILABLE to work in suitable employment.
  2. You must be registered with Career Link.
  3. You must have earned enough to financially qualify.
  4. You must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  5. You must have an application on file.

Mooney & Associates stands ready to evaluation your unemployment case and possibly represent you in your unemployment compensation appeal.  We understand the law and we understand the burdens.     Don’t risk you benefits alone.  Call Mooney & Associates today at 717-632-4656 or 1-877-632-4656.

We serve clients in South Central Pennsylvania in the following counties:  Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Perry, and York counties.