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Have you been laid off or have your hours been reduced due to COVID-19?

You may be eligible for expanded unemployment benefits through the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD). #7610EN

Help with Unemployment Benefits - WSBA Moderate Means Program

You may be eligible to connect with a legal professional for reduced-fee legal help through the WSBA Moderate Means Program.

Unemployment Benefits - Free Legal Help

Were you denied unemployment benefits? Have you tried to appeal? Find out how to get free legal help.

What do I do if I receive an overpayment notice from the Employment Security Department?

If you received a notice from the Employment Security Department saying that you were overpaid unemployment benefits and have to pay them back, read this. #7608EN

How do I appeal the denial of my unemployment benefits to Superior Court?

If you have been denied unemployment compensation benefits, you have a right to appeal. If you have been allowed benefits, your former employer has the same right to appeal. If either you or your employer appeals, you will have a hearing with an administrative law judge. This explains how to represent yourself at the hearing. #7600EN

Have you been laid off or have your hours been reduced due to COVID-19?

You may be eligible for expanded unemployment benefits through the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD). #7610EN

Help with Unemployment Benefits - WSBA Moderate Means Program

You may be eligible to connect with a legal professional for reduced-fee legal help through the WSBA Moderate Means Program.

Unemployment Benefits - Free Legal Help

Were you denied unemployment benefits? Have you tried to appeal? Find out how to get free legal help.

What do I do if I receive an overpayment notice from the Employment Security Department?

If you received a notice from the Employment Security Department saying that you were overpaid unemployment benefits and have to pay them back, read this. #7608EN

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