July 28, 2020


L&I Holding Virtual Town Hall on Unemployment Compensation at 1 p.m. Thursday

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians can ask questions directly to unemployment compensation experts during the Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) tenth live virtual town hall from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM this Thursday, July 30. The event will feature information about regular unemployment compensation (UC) and other new COVID-19-related benefits programs, including the end of the $600 federal weekly benefit.

How to participate

A livestream will be online at Those without internet access can listen by calling 1-833-380-0719, however access is limited so we ask that they be reserved for individuals who need them.

Participants can ask questions live during the town hall. To protect participants’ personal confidential information, specific questions about individual claims cannot be answered during the town hall.

Pennsylvania has implemented all of the new programs under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

Unemployment Benefits Statistics

Since mid-March, more than $30.7 billion in benefits has been paid to claimants:

Of the eligible claimants that applied for benefits between March 15 and June 27, and who filed for continued claims, 93 percent received payment as of July 28. 

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Important Resources and Links

Recordings of prior public town halls are available here. Additional unemployment benefits information is available on L&I’s website, Facebook or Twitter.



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