Monday, April 9, 2012

I Quit My Old Job to Take a New Job and Then I Got Laid Off - Can I Get Unemployment in Pennsylvania?

Am I Eligible for Unemployment in Pennsylvania if I Quit One Job to Take a New Job, and Then Was Laid Off From New Job?

Yes.  If you had the job offer from the new job in hand when you quit your old job, you can.


Do not be overly alarmed if your old job objects to your claim your claim by filing for Relief From Charges (if it is chargeable for your benefits as your sole or primary Base Year employer).

However, if this does occur, you may need to go to an Unemployment Hearing before a Referee.  At that Hearing, you will have to prove that you had job offer in hand on the day you resigned.  If you are able to prove that, your right to benefits will be unaffected, even if your former employer is not charged for them (there exists a fund of surplus benefits out of which you will be paid for situations like this).

Here is a Video addressing quit cases under Pennsylvania Unemployment law:



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