How is Unemployment Compensation Offset and Credit Calcualted Against Workers’ Comp Benefits

In Pennsylvania (PA), Unemployment compensation reduces the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you receive by giving the workers’ compensation carrier an offset and credit due to the receipt of unemployment. But how is the offset calculated? Is the gross amount or the net amount (after taxes) used to calculate the credit? Section 123.6, Application of offset for Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits, provides the simple answer: Workers’ compensation benefits otherwise payable shall be offset by the net amount an employee receives in UC benefits subsequent to the work-related injury. This offset applies only to UC benefits which an employee receives and which are attributable to the same time period in which an employee also receives workers’ compensation benefits.”

An employee who suffers a work injury is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, the employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance and you are entitled to prompt payment of medical bills related to the work injury, along with compensation for loss of income and/or loss of use of hearing, vision, and most extremities. An injured worker is entitled to these benefits regardless of who is at fault for the injury and regardless of any pre-existing condition. A Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney at Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., can help determine if you are entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits or receiving inadequate benefits by the workers’ compensation insurance company or employer. Call Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., at (877) 291-9675 for a FREE, confidential and prompt consultation with one of our attorneys with a proven track record of success. To order your free Book “Seven Deadly Sins That Can Destroy Your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case”, go to and fill out the complimentary free book request or you can order it through