Saturday, September 03, 2011

UC - vol. quit - pension reduction speculative

PHA v. UCBR - Cmwlth Court - August 31, 2011

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (Employer) petitions for review of an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board) finding James T. DiGiacomo (Claimant) eligible for unemployment compensation (UC) benefits pursuant to Section 402(b) of the Unemployment Compensation Law1 (Law).

The Board granted UC benefits on the basis that a substantial reduction would have occurred to Claimant’s pension benefits had he not voluntarily resigned.

Because we conclude that the projections about Claimant’s future pension benefits were speculative, we reverse.