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A Cry For Humanity

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‘A Cry For Humanity’ petition will be sent to Governor Tom Wolf in regards to the lack of information and communication, as well as, the disregard for timely determinations for all Pennsylvania unemployment claims especially since COVID-19 began.

‘ A Cry For Humanity’ is meant to bring attention to the vast amount of people in Pennsylvania and those who live in New Jersey but were employed within Pennsylvania, and are currently waiting on either a determination or funds that are due. Most claimants signing this petition have been waiting a minimum of 10 weeks or more for any updates on their situation or for actual funds to be released.

This petition is also meant to bring to light the obvious issues that are within the entire unemployment compensation unit which includes everything from receiving a financial determination, a debit card, a PIN number and all the way to actually being able to speak to someone via their chat service, help email service or via telephone. After people actually receive the first three needed items, communication seems to go to a complete halt as there are no updates given on the website for individual claims for weeks at a time. There is no apparent process as to how an examiner even received your claim or what location it actually falls in. Even with hundreds of daily attempts to reach a human being, the chances are extremely slim.

This petition is meant to promote a very needed change within the system itself especially during this time of COVID-19 and a more transparent system in general process needs to be put into place whether that be the following:
1. Hiring more staff
2. Implement a numbered “Call back” system for all to have the option of leaving their phone number for a return call.
3. Updating software
4. Immediately disburse funds for anyone claiming PUA.
5. Change requirements to prevent fraud from the onset so that there is no delay to this extent.


People are suffering, trying to get through day to day, putting food on the table for their families, trying to accommodate children who are at a young age and may need to be schooled at home even if on a hybrid level, but not knowing if that may change in a month if COVID cases begin to rise again, or just simply paying a mortgage, rent or monthly bill.

This petition is for humanity and the need to allow us, as a whole, to be able to sustain to some degree until we are able to find future employment.

We understand that this is not a “forever thing” and will ultimately end, but at the end of the day we have all played our part and paid into this fund that is meant for everyone and we are simply asking you to do the same in return.

Anxiously Awaiting,
Your Fellow American

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