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User guides, video tutorials, workshops, and other resources available to help users familiarize themselves with new, faster, easier-to-use system 

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced that the transition from the decades-old mainframe to a new, faster, and easier-to-use Unemployment Compensation (UC) system is on track for launch today (Tuesday. June 8).

Although there have been updates, recipients will still visit the same website, www.uc.pa.gov.

“We still have many key hurdles to cross, but the transition so far has been smooth, and we are ready for the new system to come online tomorrow,” said Acting Secretary Berrier. “Months of hard work and testing have helped us eliminate many potential issues, and we continue to have staff on hand around-the-clock ready to resolve anything that comes up during the rest of the transition.”

L&I is encouraging UC and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) claimants to familiarize themselves with the new system through a series of 25 workshops and other easy-to-use tools and helpful resources.

Upcoming Workshop Dates and Links: 

Wednesday, June 9 at 2:00 PM for Claimants (English)

Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 PM for Claimants (English)

Thursday, June 10 at 7:30 PM for Claimants (Spanish)

A full list of scheduled workshops and links to connect to them are here. Recordings of each workshop will be uploaded to this page on www.uc.pa.gov.


Topic-specific instructional videos:

Login – Create a New Keystone ID

Login with an Existing Keystone ID

Reset a Forgotten Password

How to File an Appeal

Waiting Room 101

How to Change Communication Preferences


Other Helpful Resources:

Claimant User Guides:

How to login (Spanish)

File weekly certifications (Spanish)

Open a new claim (Spanish)

Overpayment management (Spanish)

Appeal process (Spanish)

Fact-finding (Spanish)

Dashboard – Quick Start Guide

Employer User Guides:

Request relief from charges

Granting access to Third-Party Administrators


Claimant and Employer User Guides:

Appeal process


System Tracker

L&I has launched the UC System Enhancements Tracker to help users easily view status updates of the new system after it comes online tomorrow. Updates on the transition to the new system are also being posted regularly on L&I’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The Unemployment Compensation Service Center phone line and email will continue to remain open throughout the transition to the new system.

The UC system went offline Wednesday, June 2 and was offline until the system launch on June 8. When the new system comes online, all eligible UC and PEUC claimants will be able to file for available weeks and filing will change from biweekly to weekly.


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The Extended Benefits program will also operate on the new system. The final week of eligibility for this program has passed, but individuals who need to take action within the program – such as viewing past payments – will be able to do so once the new system comes online.

The transition to the new UC system does not affect Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants, who file through a separate system.

For more information and updates on unemployment benefits programs, visit www.uc.pa.gov or follow L&I on FacebookOpens In A New Window or TwitterOpens In A New Window.