Appeal from the Order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in the case of In Re: Claim of George E. Lopata, No. B-212475.
George E. Lopata, for himself.
Charles G. Hasson, Acting Deputy Chief Counsel, with him Michael Alsher, Associate Counsel, and Richard L. Cole, Jr., Chief Counsel, for respondent.
Judges MacPhail, Doyle and Barry, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Blatt. Dissenting Opinion by Judge Doyle.
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George E. Lopata (claimant) appeals here an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board) affirming the referee's denial of benefits on the basis that the claimant did not have the required number of "credit weeks"*fn1 in his "base year".*fn2 Section
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(a) of the Unemployment Compensation Law (Law), Act of December 5, 1936, Second Ex. Sess., P.L. (1937) 2897, as amended, 43 P.S. § 801(a).*fn3
The referee's findings of fact, adopted by the Board, were that:
1. Claimant filed an application for unemployment benefits with an effective date of May
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, 1982, and thereby established, for purposes of determining his financial eligibility, a base year consisting of the four ...