The new system is based on what officials said is modern software to replace an "obsolete 40-year-old mainframe legacy system."
Approximately 10% of Pennsylvania’s workforce will benefit from the unemployment program extension included in the American Rescue Plan.
Legislation signed Thursday includes stimulus checks affecting 5.5 million in the state and a broad range of other types of pandemic relief.
Amid the pandemic-driven economic recession, fraudsters continue to find ways to scam unemployed Americans out of their money.
Applications for the $300 per-week Lost Wages Assistance program must be submitted by 10 p.m. Friday to receive the benefit for six weeks in August and September.
Gig workers and the self-employed were not paid what they were due through COVID unemployment programs in a majority of states across the country.
The plan, expected Monday afternoon, would eventually cut benefits to 70% of workers' former wages