Support your community during COVID-19

Do you work with Washingtonians who need support accessing benefits like unemployment insurance?

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.  Learn about the additional benefits available due to COVID-19 and access eligibility guidelines, webinars, information about applying for benefits and more.




Common questions

Before getting started, check out the answers to these common questions about the benefits available now.


COMMON FAQS


Free educational webinars

Watch our webinars to learn how to apply for regular unemployment benefits or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, and for help filing weekly claims.


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Shareable resources

Resources to help someone apply for benefits.

  • Learn about the benefits available to Washingtonians.
  • Learn who’s eligible for regular unemployment benefits by checking this list.
  • Before helping someone apply, download this checklist to prepare.
  • Washingtonians who are self-employed or lost work due to COVID-19 may be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Download this checklist before helping someone apply.

In language resources

Go to the in-language pages where you'll find more information about unemployment and other services.

In language resources if you’ve lost work, are sick or unemployed because of Coronavirus. (pdfs)

In language resources if you are a victim of unemployment fraud. (pdfs)

In language resources for returning to work. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, you must be able and available for suitable work – including an offer to return to work after being laid off due to COVID-19. You must have a good-cause reason not to accept an offer to return, in order to continue receiving your benefits. (pdfs)

In language resources for current job-search requirements: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/job-search-requirements (click on "en español") 

 

In language resources for Lost Wages Assistance: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/lwa (click on "en español")


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