Unemployment Compensation Information for Furloughed Federal Workers

UnemploymentYou may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation during the Shutdown.  The Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Compensation has posted an alert for federal employees. 

  • Employees that will NOT be reporting to work and will not be paid by their federal employers. This group is considered to be furloughed and may be eligible for unemployment compensation. You can file an initial claim here.
  • Employees that are required to report to work but will not be paid for services performed after December 21, 2018. Because these individuals will be working full time, they will not be considered unemployed or furloughed. These employees are not eligible for unemployment compensation.

For more information, please visit the Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Compensation Alert website.