Our Solutions: Find Your Polling Place
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be fewer polling places available for the 2 June primary. To vote in person, please check ahead to confirm where to vote. The PA Department of State online "Find Your Polling Place" tool can help you locate your polling place.
Voting by mail is strongly encouraged. Please submit a vote-by-mail application as soon as possible. Once you receive your ballot, return it immediately to ensure you are counted in the upcoming primary. Your vote is your voice.
New Unemployment Benefits Available
Three unemployment compensation programs are now available.
First, the PA Department of Labor & Industry launched a new unemployment benefit this week, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). The PEUC program provides 13 weeks of new benefits to regular UC recipients who exhausted their benefits on 6 July 2019 or later. To receive PEUC benefits, individuals:
- Must be unemployed between 29 March 2020 and 26 December 2020;
- Must be available for and actively seeking work, except for COVID-19 related reasons including illness, quarantine, or “stay-at-home” orders; and
- Must not be eligible for other unemployment programs.
If you received UC, exhausted your benefits and you are still within 52 weeks of your original application date, 13 additional weeks will be automatically added to your claim. However, please check the claims portal each week to see if PEUC weeks are available. Continue to file biweekly claims. If your benefit year has expired, you must apply online or mail a paper application. A helpful FAQ is available here.
Second, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is available to provide 39 weeks of benefits to those otherwise ineligible for regular benefits, including the self-employed, independent contractors and others. The PUA application is available here.
Third, individuals who are working less and receiving less pay can file for regular unemployment here. The Department of Labor & Industry has released a troubleshooting guide for common issues, along with a COVID-19 FAQ.
Real Estate Industry Reopens
This week, Governor Wolf announced the reopening of the real estate businesses. Realtors may resume limited sales activities in counties that are designated in the red and yellow phases of reopening. As a reminder, all businesses must follow the Governor’s guidelines for safety during COVID-19.
Property Rebates Arrive Early
Governor Wolf and Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella have announced that early Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program payments will be sent to many elderly homeowners, renters and persons with disabilities. Rebates are typically issued starting 1 July. Eligible renters and homeowners who have already applied can use the Where’s My PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate? tool to check the status of your rebate.
Musical Mood Boost
Here is a groovy tune to get you to the end of your day: “Breathing Underwater” by Hiatus Kaiyote – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3tErZ5LUJY.
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