Unemployment Law Project

Join us for a live webinar at noon on Monday, June 8 as we answer your questions about COVID-19 and unemployment benefits. You can also view recordings of our past webinars here.

Employment affected by COVID-19? Learn more.

Filing weekly claims but not yet receiving benefits? Spending hours on hold with ESD? Contact your legislators to tell them about your experiences. Give them the information to make changes to our unemployment system. TAKE ACTION – CLICK HERE!

Working Washington wants to hear your experience filing for unemployment. Please fill out their survey.

Our Services

We help individuals challenge the denial of unemployment benefits in two ways, through direct representation and our telephone helpline.

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An Unemployment Law Project representative will help provide focus and direction during the hearing and ensure that your voice is heard.

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Telephone Helpline

Questions about your situation? Please use our telephone helpline. Our staff give free advice on an appointment basis about unemployment benefits.

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About Unemployment Law Project

The Unemployment Law Project provides low-cost representation and free advice and counsel to people in Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenged.

With offices in Seattle and Spokane, Washington, we offer our services to anyone with a Washington State claim. Learn More »


Donations make up about one-third of our annual budget. We absolutely rely on the generosity of individuals like you who support our work. Please consider making a donation today.

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We rely on the assistance of volunteers for an array of tasks, from clerical tasks to representation of claimants at administrative hearings. We provide training and on-going supervision. 

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[Chinese] Webinar: COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits

对COVID-19和失业救济金有疑问吗? 失业法项目(Unemployment Law Project) 将于5月14日(星期四)下午5点以中文举办视频网络研讨会! 请加入我们,我们将实时回答您的所有问题。 该网络研讨会将向公众开放,可以在此处加入:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uoKDFoEqQYa4hzdiwPunEQ Have questions about COVID-19 and unemployment benefits? The Unemployment Law Project is hosting a video webinar in Mandarin Chinese on Thursday, May 14 at 5pm! Brought to you by Unemployment Law Project. Please join us as we answer all your questions live. This… Continue reading

A Night of Music – Fundraiser for ULP

Please join the Unemployment Law Project for a virtual night of music, featuring performances from artists Chuck Jacot (Cello), Jennifer Hammill (Piano), and Tom & Virginia Dziekonski (Violin & Cello). The ULP will be raising funds to meet the surge in need for unemployment legal assistance in the wake of… Continue reading

[Webinar] COVID-19: Update on Benefit Programs

The free webinar will include updates on TANF, food assistance, Social Security, and unemployment insurance. Featuring Madeleine Harnois (Benefits Law Center), Grete Schultz (Solid Ground), and John Tirpak (Unemployment Law Project). It is open to the general public. There will be a live Q&A following brief statements. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucuqvqTIpH9Ci8xul8H495xnPPMjWzgZc Continue reading

Webinar on COVID-19 and Unemployment – Korean

코로나-19 실업수당 관련 궁금증이 있습니까? Unemployment Law Project에서 4월 21일(화) 오후 2시에 진행하는 한국어 웨비나에 참여하신다면, 원하시는 답변을 얻을 수 있습니다. 웨비나는 모든 분들이 입장가능하며, 아래 링크로 참여해 주세요. 4월21일 화요일 오후 2시 아래 링크를 통하여 참여 하실 수 있습니다: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82583676122 Have questions about COVID-19 and unemployment benefits? The Unemployment… Continue reading