Eligibility changes coming to Pa. unemployment

    A bill meant to erase billions in debt and reform Pennsylvania’s unemployment system was sent to Governor Corbett for approval yesterday.

     

    According to CBS3, Governor Corbett is expected to sign the compensation bill, which will change eligibility requirements in Pennsylvania.

    Workers who made 50.5 percent or more of their annual income in one quarter would no longer be eligible for unemployment.

    Currently, the limit is 63 percent.

    “Less than 10-percent of unemployed claimants will be impacted and 90-percent will be completely unaffected,” said House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, an Allegheny County Republican.

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