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Eligibility

Who we can Help

We advise anyone with an unemployment benefits issue in Washington State. If you are an employee, not an employer, and you have been fired, laid off, or otherwise lost your job, we can review your case for you. We can review your case even if you have lost an appeal or the time for appeal has passed.

If you are dealing with…

Hearing

Do you have a hearing scheduled? Is it coming up soon? Our online appointment system means you can get the advice you need when you need it. Before your hearing.

In addition to pre-hearing consultations we also represent people with qualified cases at their hearings, so you don’t need to show up alone.

Fired

If your employer told you to stop work because of performance issues, behavior, or they said you did not have the skills to do the job then you may qualify for benefits. 

Laid off

If your employer does not have any work for you, or your position was eliminated then you have been laid off. We can advise you about benefits denial, alleged overpayment, and any other complex questions.

Quit

Most people who left their jobs voluntarily aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits. But in some situations a person who quit is still eligible for benefits. We’ll analyze your case and give you a realistic look at your options.

Denied Benefits

If you have been denied benefits there may be a reason to get ESD to change its decision. We can advise you about your chances, and potentially help you through the process.

Overpayment

An overpayment is when ESD says that you got paid more than you owe. It comes with a demand to give the money back. We know how to deal with notices alleging large overpayments. Don’t go to a hearing without knowing the facts and the law!

Lost Appeal

Have you already appealed and lost? Sometimes there are facts or issues with cases that can be grounds to get ESD to take another look. Let us help you figure out if there’s anything there that might be worth pursuing.