Obtaining Unemployment Compensation

If you lose your job through no fault of your own, then you are eligible for unemployment compensation throughout the state. The amount you receive is based on information provided by you and your employer, which is then run through a complex equation dictated by Pennsylvania law.

Unemployment compensation is not meant to be a long-term fix for the loss of a job, only a way to subsidize a person or family's income while new employment is being sought.

Unfortunately, some employers have been known to dismiss employees then prevent them from collecting unemployment benefits. In many cases, this is done without any legal basis — a fact most employees are completely unaware of. If this has happened to you, then Vinsko & Associates, P.C., can help.

Your Right To An Appeal And A Hearing

If your claim for unemployment compensation has been denied and you disagree with the decision, then you should know that Pennsylvania law gives you the right to file an appeal and attend a hearing to object the decision. You also have the right to legal representation, which is where the attorneys at Vinsko & Associates, P.C., can help.

Our skilled and experienced attorneys can assist you through every step of the appeals process — from making sure you meet state eligibility standards for unemployment compensation to representing you in front of the unemployment compensation referee. We're at your side making sure you understand your rights and know what's coming up next.

Partial Unemployment Compensation Is Available

You do not have to lose your job in order to become eligible for unemployment compensation in Pennsylvania. If your hours have been reduced through no fault of your own, then you may be eligible for partial benefits. Our knowledgeable lawyers can help in these situations as well.

Talk To An Attorney With Experience Handling Unemployment Cases

Because there are certain things that can disqualify you from collecting benefits, it's important to talk to an attorney who knows the unemployment compensation system well. At Vinsko & Associates, P.C., we carefully review the facts of each client's case in order to determine whether they have the right to appeal a decision. We put the law on their side and make sure they have the best chance at compensation.

If you'd like to see how we can help you, contact the law office of Vinsko & Associates, P.C., today for an initial consultation. To talk to our unemployment compensation attorney, Brian M. Vinsko, call our Wilkes-Barre office at 570-550-0815. Brian Vinsko can also be reached by email using our online form.