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Paid Time Off and Employee Compensation

Paid Time Off & Unemployment Compensation

Updated 04.12.2020.

Use of Paid Time Off

We know that the spread of COVID-19 has disrupted many of our employees' workplaces. The amount and type of paid time off you are eligible to use will depend on your current work situation. The following is information about the use of paid time off due specifically during the COVID-19 crisis. It is intended for employees who are part of a divisions that are still operational, have not closed and did not experience a lay off.

Click here for Paid Time Off Policy.

Unemployment Compensation

Employees in Pennsylvania unable to work because of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation benefits. The Department of Labor & Industry will continue to provide important employment benefit updates as the situation evolves.

  • Employees affected by a business closure, reduction in hours, or a medically or government directed quarantine or isolation could file for unemployment compensation (UC) benefits.
  • Employees using benefit time while collecting UC benefits will need to report these earnings when filing biweekly unemployment claims. If you are using some PTO while collecting UC benefits, you will need to report these earnings when you file your biweekly claim.
  • It typically takes two to four weeks to begin receiving UC benefits.
  • To be eligible for UC benefits, you must have sufficient wages and must have been employed for a certain number of weeks.
  • You must report all income received from any source, including paid leave.

You may be eligible if:

  • Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19
  • Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19
  • You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-1
  • You have been told to quarantine or self-isolate, or live/work in a county under government-recommended mitigation efforts

Important info:

  • Applying online is the most efficient way to file an unemployment compensation benefit claim here
  • UC Service centers are experiencing very large call volumes. Please email them at or UC LiveChat if you have questions.
  • (NEW) The Waiting Week is suspended. Previously, claimants were not eligible for benefits during their first week of unemployment (the "waiting week.") This has been suspended; eligible claimants may receive benefits for the first week that they are unemployed
  • (NEW) Work Search and Work Registration requirements are temporarily waived for all UC claimants. Claimants are not required to prove they have applied or searched for a new job to maintain their UC benefits. Claimants are also not required to register with
  • At this time, benefits are not being extended beyond 26 weeks.

You will need the information on this form when filing for Unemployment Compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm working and getting a paycheck. Can I make changes to my deductions?

If you have a paycheck from Allied Services during this time, you will continue to have your benefit deductions withheld. If you wish to momentarily stop your Health Savings Account, please email Dana Katilus at If you wish to momentarily stop your 401k contribution, please contact Lincoln Financial at 1-800-234-3500. You will need to reactivate these deductions when you wish for them to start again.

I'm using paid time off. Will I still accrue benefit time?

As long as you have 40 hours of paid time off within a 2 week pay period, you will accrue time. If you use 80 hours of paid time off in a 2 week pay period, you will have your normal accruals. If you use between 40-79, you will receive pro-rated accruals.

I'm not working. How is my health insurance is affected?

If you are not able to work and are NOT using benefit time (i.e. you are not getting a paycheck) and/or you are receiving Unemployment Compensation, you will still be eligible for health insurance. As of 3.24.2020, your health insurance will continue until the end of April at which point it will be reevaluated. Missed deductions can be made up when you return to work. If you are working a temporarily reduced schedule due to Allied Services disruption of business operations or receiving full paid time off or partial paid time off in combination with no pay, your benefits will continue based on your regular status until the end of April at which point it will be re-evaluated.

I'm not working and I'm considering filing for unemployment. Can I use paid time off while I'm receiving Unemployment Compensation?

Yes, you can use paid time off and Unemployment Compensation. For example, you can use paid time off one week and claim Unemployment Compensation for one week. Or use some paid time off and some Unemployment Compensation at the same time. There are limits to how much of each type of benefit you can use together. Click here to read more about Partial Benefit Credit or visit

Questions? Please contact Human Resources at 570-348-1348