Senator Kim Ward E-Newsletter

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Greetings Constituents of the 39th Pennsylvania Senatorial District,

I wanted to be sure to share with you some information from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) advising users of its systems, including Unemployment Compensation (UC) claimants, to expect intermittent outages throughout the Presidents Day holiday weekend due to routine system maintenance.

The maintenance project will begin Saturday morning and end Monday evening. It will limit public access to both the online and phone systems administered by the department, including a potential for disruption of filing weekly UC claims.

The inaccessibility of the L&I systems will be temporary and all of system users, including UC claimants will be fully accessible again on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.  L&I staff will be working extended hours beginning Tuesday, Feb. 22, through Thursday, Feb. 24, to further assist users who may have been affected by the downtime.

UC claimants can file for benefits each week, with the weekly certification period beginning each Sunday and running through Saturday of the same calendar week. Payments are generally issued within two to three business days of filing. If individuals discover they cannot file for weekly benefits during the holiday weekend, they still have the rest of the week to submit their weekly claims. For More information about UC is available for claimants on L&I’s website.

Hope you find this information helpful.  The staff of the 39th District is here is serve you and will assist with any questions.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Senator Kim Ward

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