Our mission is to get Washington workers the unemployment benefits they’ve earned.
Working With WEBA Is Easy
Dealing with ESD is hard. Working with us is easy. We’re available to listen to you and explain what’s going on. Even if you’re not sure you want to hire a lawyer, you can still make an appointment with us for a free consultation. Our attorneys work exclusively with clients who are having problems with unemployment insurance.
If you are being denied benefits, have questions about the appeal process, or have an overpayment, we have the expertise and experience with unemployment benefits in Washington State to help you understand your options. You can schedule an appointment online and upload your documents to our easy-to-use electronic portal. We’ll examine your case and explain your options in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
Flexible and Timely Assistance
Unemployment issues are difficult to navigate and can take time to figure out. Thousands of Washington workers and residents are burdened with overpayment notices, meaning they have received benefits that the Employment Security Department later decided they should not have received. Many people don’t have the resources to repay the benefits.
If ESD says you have an overpayment, you have the right to appeal. ESD has issued many unfair overpayment notices. Talk to one of our attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your situation, options and rights. We will help you develop a plan.
Some people apply for and receive benefits. Later, the Employment Security Department makes a decision that they should not have received the benefits. In a Determination Letter, the Employment Security Department then asks the claimant to repay the benefits. We can often represent claimants in a hearing where an administrative law judge will reverse the Employment Security Department’s decision requiring the claimant to repay the benefits.
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Some people apply for benefits, and the Employment Security Department wrongfully rejects the claim. We can help our clients exercise their right to contest the denial of benefits.
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Petition for Review
If a claimant contests or appeals the decision of the Employment Security Department and the administrative law judge rules against them, the claimant has a right to appeal this decision. This is called a Petition for Review. We help our clients successfully file Petitions for Review.
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You Can Get Help As Soon As Possible
You don’t have to wait to talk to someone at the Employment Security Department. If you’re struggling with your benefits and need more options, feel free to contact us for a free initial 30-minute consultation. Depending on the nature of your case and our availability, we are also available for emergency representation.
If you’re concerned about finances, some cases qualify for contingency fee representation, meaning that there is a small upfront cost and we only collect the full fee if you win your case. You can contact us by using the following contact form, booking an appointment with us online, or calling our office at 206-257-7498.
“I can’t say enough good things about my experience with WEBA. Like many, I collected unemployment during the pandemic. And like many, I received an overpayment notice once my benefits were paid out. When the time for my appeal hearing finally came, they were quick to get me prepared and very communicative throughout the process. The judge ruled in my favor and I’m now free from the shackles of ESD! My advice: If you’re feeling uncertain at all about your appeal hearing, don’t hesitate to contact them.“
“I can’t say enough good things about my experience working with Rory. He got me prepared for my unemployment appeal hearing quickly (which was no small task), was very communicative, and ultimately helped me win. I’m convinced I wouldn’t have been prepared without him. He even stayed in touch after the hearing to make sure everything was fully resolved with ESD.”
“WEBA exceeded my expectations in every aspect of their legal representation. Jacob not only won my unemployment benefits case but also provided exceptional service throughout the process, especially taking time to practice and prepare for the hearing. If you’re in need of legal assistance, I highly recommend reaching out to WEBA for their expertise, professionalism, and client dedication. Thank you.”
“I had a wonderful experience working with this Law Firm, 5 star all the way! Rory helped me with my case and explained things to me thoroughly. I feel extremely blessed that I was introduced to this law firm and I highly recommend it to anybody who’s in need of help.”
“This is awesome!!! I’m seriously so stoked! I had to look up what a reversal meant and realized what it meant right after I sent you the email. Really, thank you so much for literally taking my hand and walking through all of this. I wish I had the mental and emotional strength to work with you from prior employers, which were much worse situations. This is impactful nonetheless. I already reached out to ESD to make sure they had all the dates correct. Thanks again, Jacob. You were thoroughly supportive in ways I really needed help with. I’ll keep you posted on what happens with ESD. Talk soon.”
“It was such a blessing to be represented by the exceptional Attorneys at Washington Employment Benefits Advocates. They were so very patient, helpful, eloquent and professional. They were a lifeline for a very difficult situation. They not only helped me clerically, but also supported me in all other ways so gracefully with utmost compassion. They have renewed my faith in Attorneys, as they genuinely care about their clients. Thanks so much for everything, team!”
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