Governor Tom Wolf announced a Plan for Pennsylvania that will provide citizens and businesses relief, allow for a safe and expedient reopening, and lay a road to recovery from the challenges and hardships created by the 2019 novel coronavirus. York Dispatch


The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance a new program is now open to the self-employed, gig workers and contractors in Pennsylvania.  

The program provides benefits ranging from $195 to $572 for up to 39 weeks for qualified individuals who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Payments will be back dated from Monday, Jan. 27, or the first week of being unable to work. 

Claims can be filed at

Individuals collecting PUA benefits will also be eligible for the extra $600 a week from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.        

More: Sunday update: COVID-19 deaths in Pa. jump by 276, two more in York County

More: Record 22 million have sought U.S. jobless aid since virus

More: AP: Wolf taking ‘sector-based approach’ to reopening

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