State agencies issue decisions or orders in response to claims filed by individuals. Examples of claims decided by state agencies are worker’s compensation claims, unemployment benefits claims, and the restoration of driver’s licenses. If you disagree with the decision made by the agency in response to your claim at the initial administrative hearing, you may appeal that decision within the agency. Each agency designates its own process for filing an appeal within the agency. This means that each agency may have slightly different procedures for appealing an agency decision. If you disagree with the result of the appeal within the agency, you may then appeal the decision to a state Superior Court.
What is a Non-APA Administrative Appeal?
What Laws Govern Non-APA Administrative Appeals?
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The mission of the Environmental Hearings Office (EHO), which is comprised of two independent environmental boards, is to conduct fair and impartial hearings and issue clear and well-reasoned decisions, provide expeditious and efficient resolution of environmental appeals through hearings and alternative dispute resolution processes, foster a consistent statewide interpretation of Washington’s environmental laws in agency decision making and appeals, and assist parties in understanding the hearing process to ensure meaningful and enhanced access to justice. The website contains EHO decisions back to 1970, as well as sample forms for conducting an administrative appeal of an EHO decision.
This link directs you to the Washington State Department of Licensing’s page that discusses “How to request a hearing” and includes an application and guidelines for requesting a waiver of fees.
Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) – also known as Workers’ Compensation: appeals process overview
Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) – also known as Workers’ Compensation: “The purpose of this website is to provide useful information about the BIIA and the appeal process. You will find easy access to current laws, rules, and significant Board Decisions.
The Precedential Decisions of Commissioner set forth interpretations of both procedural and substantive law governing adjudications under the Washington State Employment Security Act, Title 50 RCW. The Decisions are binding on Department adjudicators, administrative law judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings and the review judges of the Commissioner’s Review Office. The Decisions have been cited as persuasive authority by the Washington State trial and appellate courts.
How to Prepare / What to Expect / After the Hearing