Request a Refund

In cases where you’d like money back from a freelancer, you can request a refund through Upwork within 180 days of the payment. Logged hours for the current week cannot be refun...

Dispute a Freelancer’s Hours

Fixed-price contract? Go here instead. Upwork Hourly Protection allows you to dispute a freelancer’s hours if you feel the freelancer has billed you for more time than they work...

Get an Escrow Refund

If you are ending a fixed-price contract and there are remaining funds in escrow that are no longer required for the project, you can request an escrow refund. If you want to co...

Respond to an Escrow Dispute

While the vast majority of work done on Upwork goes smoothly for both parties, it's inevitable that an occasional dispute arises. Our escrow dispute system is structured to prot...

Unresponsive Freelancers

If you are working with a freelancer and they become unresponsive for a long period of time, it may be best to pause the contract (if hourly) and wait for contact from the freel...

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