We help individuals challenge the denial of unemployment benefits in two ways, through direct representation and through our telephone Helpline.
All temporarily unemployed workers in Washington are eligible for our services; we determine what level of service, if any, we can provide to an individual on a case-by-case basis. If we can represent you, we will charge a fee of $200 if we are successful. In addition to the mandatory fee, we will ask for a donation. We suggest a donation of one week’s worth of benefits or 15% of your total benefit award.
We represent claimants at their unemployment appeals hearings. If you have a hearing coming up that you want help with or if you have been denied benefits and want to request a hearing, please click here.
We also offer advice to people in all stages of the unemployment benefits process, including those who are still employed, via our telephone Helpline. If you want advice through our telephone Helpline, please click here.
How We Work
- What is your mission statement?
- Who can you help?
- How can I get your help?
- Do you charge for your services?
- How should I prepare for my hearing?
- How do I make a donation?
What is your mission statement?
The Unemployment Law Project is a statewide, not-for-profit law firm that is established to provide advice, education, advocacy, services, and representation to unemployed workers, to defend the rights and benefits of workers and unemployed people, to advise workers regarding benefits, and to prevent economic insecurity among Washington’s working population.
Who can you help?
We can assist anybody who has or is eligible for a Washington State Unemployment Claim.
How can I get your help?
If you would like us to consider representing you at your unemployment benefits appeals hearing, please click here and pick the option that fits your situation. If you just need advice regarding unemployment benefits, please click here.
Do you charge for your services?
If we are able to represent you, we will charge you a $200 fee if we represent you in an appeal and are successful. In addition to the required fee, we will also ask you for a donation of approximately one week’s worth of benefits.
How should I prepare for my hearing?
Please see our section on self-help resources or click here.
How do I make a donation?
Our work is funded by grants and donations. We rely heavily on the on-going support and generosity of individuals and former clients. You can mail a donation to the following address:
The Unemployment Law Project
1904 3rd Ave, Suite 604
Seattle, WA 98101
Or you can donate online right now by clicking the following link: