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Claimant Advocacy Program

General Contact Information

815 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

How to Get Help

Phone Number (202) 974-8150

Who We Are

The Claimant Advocacy Program (CAP) is a free legal counseling service available to individuals who file unemployment compensation appeals in the District of Columbia. CAP attorneys meet with workers denied unemployment compensation in D.C. or whose benefit awards have been appealed by the employer. If the case is accepted, the CAP attorney appears at the hearing as the worker's legal representative.  Representation is made on a case-by-case basis based on the facts of each appeals claim. However, all claimants can receive free legal counseling.

El programa de asesoramiento y abogacía por los derechos del trabajador? Claimant Advocacy Program (CAP) proporciona servicios legales gratuitos a quien ha recibido notificación de una audiencia de apelación en un caso de indemnización por desempleo-unemployment compensation- en el Distrito de Columbia. Los abogados de CAP no garantizan representación legal en su audiencia de apelación. Solo después de estudiar los detalles particulares del caso se toma decisión acerca de la representación legal. En todos los casos, los servicios de asesoramiento y abogacía del CAP son completamente gratuitos. 

Who We Serve

  • Statewide
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired? Yes

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Last Review and Update: May 08, 2016
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