Helping others in your community
Do you work with Washingtonians who need support accessing ESD's benefits and services?
This page includes resources designed to help non-profits and community partners who are assisting people with limited English proficiency, disabilities, limited internet or other access needs.
Core customer services and benefits at ESD
Free educational webinars and how-to-videos
Paid Family and Medical Leave
In language resources
The Employment Security Department website and eServices are available in English and Spanish. For all other languages: To apply for unemployment benefits, file a weekly claim, or get general help, call the Language Access line at 800-410-0758.
Dial the extension below for help in your language. Interpreters are available for free. You can also find information on the in-language webpages linked below.
አማርኛ - Amharic, extension 14
فارسی - Farsi, extension 18
中文(简体) - Chinese, extension 15
Chuuk - Chuukese, extension 27
Kajin majeļ - Marshallese, extension 24
ខ្មែរ - Cambodian, extension 20
العربية - Arabic, extension 16
한국어 - Korean, extension 17
ຄົນລາວ - Laotian, extension 31
Afaan Oromoo - Oromo, extension 21
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Punjabi, extension 25
Русский - Russian, extension 11
Soomaali - Somali, extension 12
Tagalog - Tagalog, extension 34
Tiếng Việt - Vietnamese, extension 10
Tekoi er a Belau - Palauan, extension 29
Burmese, extension 22
Cantonese, extension 13
French, extension 23
German, extension 33
Italian, extension 32
Japanese, extension 28
Samoan, extension 30
Tigrinya, extension 19
Ukrainian, extension 26
All other languages: extension 35
Paid Leave application packets are available in additional languages on paidleave.wa.gov.
Equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations
If you are supporting someone who is having trouble accessing our services, they may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation. The person seeking the accommodation should contact the service they are seeking directly, if possible.
Equal Opportunity is the Law
Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Language assistance services for limited English proficient individuals are available free of charge.
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