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September 17, 2020

Legal Aid helps with unemployment benefits!

Are you experiencing problems getting unemployment benefits?

If you became unemployed in 2020, you may be having problems getting your benefits. These problems can include:

  • You applied for unemployment but you never heard back one way or another about your benefits
  • You applied for unemployment online, but the computer shows your claim is still “pending”
  • You had a COVID-19 safety issue at work and quit your job because of it
  • You need help with a hearing over your benefits at WORKFORCE
  • WORKFORCE are saying that you were paid too much in benefits

How can Legal Aid of West Virginia help me if I am having problems with my unemployment benefits?

Legal Aid of West Virginia has many resources online if you have questions about unemployment compensation. If you qualify for our services, Legal Aid can also:

  • Give you advice about your unemployment situation
  • Help you get WORKFORCE West Virginia to make a decision about your claim if it is “pending” and no one has gotten back to you about it
  • Work with WORKFORCE to see if you have an overpayment and help you clear the matter up
  • Help you appeal if you are turned down for unemployment if we review your information and decide that you have a case

How can I reach out to get help with my unemployment case from Legal Aid of West Virginia?

Legal Aid is open for services. We are taking calls and on-line applications for unemployment, eviction, SNAP, domestic violence, and other cases for eligible clients and our lawyers and paralegals are helping with them. You can apply online. You can also call Legal Aid’s application line at 1-866-255-4370 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.