Appeals Process

Understanding The Appeals Process

If you have recently been denied an unemployment insurance claim, you may be feeling frustrated, angry or unsure of what steps to take next. If this is the case, it is a smart idea to seek assistance from a dedicated and knowledgeable lawyer who can assist you in filing an appeal.

At Comerford & Saccoccio we help individuals secure unemployment benefits throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts by providing hands-on tactics and attentive legal services. Attorneys David Comerford and Frank Saccoccio will conduct a thorough and detailed investigation of your situation so they can work to achieve the best possible results.

To learn more about denied claims and the unemployment appeals process, contact our Rhode Island unemployment appeal attorneys. In a free initial consultation, we can help you understand the process and answer your questions.

Referee Hearing Preparation

The first unemployment appeals hearing will be before a single member from the Board of Appeals in what is called a Referee Hearing. This part of the appeals process is crucial because it is the only guaranteed live hearing and can determine unemployment eligibility.

We recognize the importance of this part of the appeals process, which is why we work so hard to ensure that you are fully prepared for the Referee Hearing. Our firm is unique in that we often meet with clients several times to prepare them for this hearing so they feel confident and comfortable.

Appealing To The Full Board Of Review And The District Court

If your claim is denied at the Referee Hearing, we may be able appeal a second time. In this appeal, your claim will be reviewed by the Full Board of Review. If the Full Board of Review denies your claim, we then may be able to appeal to the District Court where a petition can be filed on your behalf. Visit our frequently asked questions page to read more about common questions our clients have at every stage in the process.

Services That Really Stand Out

Although the appeals process may seem complex, working with a knowledgeable attorney at our firm can save you time and money. We strive to get the best results by taking the time to listen to your side of the story so we can provide the most detailed analysis of your case.

When you work with us, you will usually have the benefit of two knowledgeable attorneys working on your case, both of whom understand how to sift through and evaluate documentation and information for your appeal. Our attorneys will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your case and create a strategy to secure the unemployment benefits you need.

Speak With Our Johnston Denied Unemployment Claims Attorneys

Please contact our firm at 401-944-1600 to schedule a free initial consultation with attorneys David Comerford and Frank Saccoccio.