Pursuant to Act 9 of 2020 that Governor Wolf signed into law on 3/27/2020, contributory employers and reimbursable employers who have an approved 2020 solvency fee election were to receive automatic relief from charges for those employees whose UC claims are due to the COVID-19 outbreak or public health officials’ efforts to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Contributory employers and reimbursable employers who have paid the solvency fee for calendar year 2020 did not have to apply for relief from these COVID-19 related charges.
The benefit charge credits/adjustments from the automatic relief from charges for eligible claims for Article XI reimbursable employers that have an approved 2020 solvency fee election were included on the Statement of Account dated 11/11/2020. For Article X and Article XII reimbursable employers with an approved 2020 solvency fee election, the benefit charge credits/adjustments will be processed in the beginning of January 2021 and appear on the Statement of Account dated 1/11/2021.
The benefit charge credits/adjustments for contributory employers have been processed and their reserve account ledger updated accordingly. To view your reserve account ledger, login to your account, or register for a user ID to login to your account, at www.uctax.pa.gov. After logging in select the Financial Activities option from the menu on the left and then the Ledgers sub-menu option. Select the Reserve Account tab to view the summary of your reserve account ledger and your current reserve account balance.
If you have questions on benefit charging or relief from charges, we have provided some relevant information in the below graphic. You can also visit the relief from charges FAQ page on our website at https://www.uc.pa.gov/faq/Employer/Pages/Relief-from-Charges-FAQS.aspx.