How long will my unemployment appeal take?
View the dashboard
for the Employment Security Department cases. This dashboard
shows the average processing time for appeals, including:
- The total time from filing the appeal (at ESD) to getting your decision (from OAH)
- The time at OAH
- Additional case information
Security Breach at SAO
The Office of the Washington State Auditor (“SAO”) was recently made aware of a security breach involving Accellion, a third party provider of hosted file transfer services.
Accellion confirmed that an unauthorized person gained access to SAO files. Some of the SAO data files contained personal information of Washington state residents who filed unemployment insurance claims in 2020.
Please visit https://sao.wa.gov/breach2021/ for the most up to date information.
Coronavirus Impact on Hearings
In order to protect public health and OAH staff, these temporary changes to our normal procedures are in effect:
- All OAH offices are closed to the public until further notice. OAH will not conduct in-person hearings or accept in-person filing.
Filing case documents by secure email is allowed. Click Manage My Case to learn how to manage files electronically.
Until further notice, OAH is not holding in-person hearings. All hearings will be held by telephone or video conference, if possible.
If you prefer an in-person hearing, you can request that your hearing be rescheduled until after in-person hearings resume. The administrative law judge will decide if your hearing can be rescheduled.
OAH staff will contact you to change or reschedule your hearing, if needed.