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  • How to Petition for Superior Court Review: Administrative Decision Relating to Public Benefits

    7917EN - If you disagree with the final administrative decision, you may appeal your case to Superior Court. The appeal is called a "Petition for Review of an Administrative Order." You may file your appeal either in the Superior Court of the county where you live or in Thurston County Superior Court in Olympia. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • How do I Appeal my Denial of Unemployment Benefits to Superior Court?

    7602EN - This publication is about Superior court review of an administrative decision relating to unemployment benefits. Read More

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    Unemployment Law Project
  • ABD Denial/Termination: Medical Reasons

    The ABD program provides income and medical coverage if you are a citizen or eligible immigrant, you have income and resources within Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) rules, and you are "disabled." "Disabled" means you are unable to work due to physical or mental conditions (or both) that either have lasted or are expected to last at least nine months. Publication 7811EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Fighting a Denial of DSHS Public Assistance

    Read this for what to do if you apply for cash, food stamps, medical, or child care assistance from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and their office denies you benefits. Publication #7100EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Fighting a Termination or Reduction of SSI or SSDI Based on Non-disability Reasons

    Social Security must notify you in writing before lowering (reducing) or stopping (terminating) your benefits. You may fight the termination by asking for reconsideration. You may continue to get the same benefits after the termination date in the notice if you request reconsideration in time. You must request reconsideration within ten days of the date on the notice to keep getting benefits. Publication #7400EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • How To Fight a Termination or Reduction of DSHS Public Assistance

    This explains your rights if DSHS tells you it will stop (terminate) or cut back (reduce) the cash, food stamps, medical, or child care assistance they have been giving you. The most important thing to know is that you must ask for an administrative hearing soon, usually within ten days of DSHS mailing written notice, to keep getting your benefits while you appeal. Publication #7102EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • How to Fight Your SSI or SSD Denial

    Read this to find out what you can do if the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your application because they say you are not disabled. If you have been receiving benefits and are notified that they will stop, see How to Fight a Termination of SSI or SSD. Publication #7401EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Representing Yourself at an Administrative Hearing

    If you do not agree with any decision, either verbal or written, made by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), you have the right to appeal that decision by asking for an administrative hearing. This tells you about 1) the deadline to request a hearing, 2) how to make the request, 3) how to prepare for your hearing, and 4) what to expect at your hearing and afterward. Publication #7910EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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Social Security and SSI (2)+

  • Fighting a Termination or Reduction of SSI or SSDI Based on Non-disability Reasons

    Social Security must notify you in writing before lowering (reducing) or stopping (terminating) your benefits. You may fight the termination by asking for reconsideration. You may continue to get the same benefits after the termination date in the notice if you request reconsideration in time. You must request reconsideration within ten days of the date on the notice to keep getting benefits. Publication #7400EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to Fight Your SSI or SSD Denial

    Read this to find out what you can do if the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your application because they say you are not disabled. If you have been receiving benefits and are notified that they will stop, see How to Fight a Termination of SSI or SSD. Publication #7401EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Farsi / فارسی

Solving Problems with SSA (3)+

  • Fighting a Termination or Reduction of SSI or SSDI Based on Non-disability Reasons

    Social Security must notify you in writing before lowering (reducing) or stopping (terminating) your benefits. You may fight the termination by asking for reconsideration. You may continue to get the same benefits after the termination date in the notice if you request reconsideration in time. You must request reconsideration within ten days of the date on the notice to keep getting benefits. Publication #7400EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to Fight Your SSI or SSD Denial

    Read this to find out what you can do if the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your application because they say you are not disabled. If you have been receiving benefits and are notified that they will stop, see How to Fight a Termination of SSI or SSD. Publication #7401EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Farsi / فارسی
  • Video - Applying and Appealing for Disability at Social Security

    Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in. Read More

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    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
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Unemployment Benefits (3)+

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Overpayments (2)+

  • DSHS and HCA Overpayments: What is “Equitable Estoppel”?

    7912EN - Read this if DSHS sends you a notice saying you owe them money (an overpayment) because they gave you benefits they should not have and the overpayment was not your fault, and you cannot afford to repay it. You should ask for an administrative hearing. You have a legal defense against the overpayment. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Fighting an SSI or SSDI Overpayment Notice

    Is the Social Security Administration charging you with an overpayment? If so, Social Security believes that you got benefits when you were not eligible to get them. They must notify you in writing of the overpayment before they may take any money from your check. You may take four different actions if you get an overpayment notice. Publication #7403EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
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