Contact information for unemployed workers

  

Submit questions about unemployment benefits eligibility, the application process, receiving your check, filing a weekly claim, qualifying for special benefits or overpayments 

  • To submit a question online, you will need to create a SecureAccess Washington account
  • 800-318-6022 (Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. except holidays)
  • Persons with hearing or speaking impairments can call Washington Relay Service 711

Apply for unemployment benefits

  • Online
  • By Phone: Call the Claims Center at
    800-318-6022 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (except holidays) as follows: 
    • Monday: New applications for those with Social Security numbers ending in 0-3. Open for questions about weekly claims and other general questions.
    • Tuesday: New applications for those with Social Security numbers ending in 0-6. Open for questions about weekly claims and other general questions.
    • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: Everyone (Social Security numbers ending in 0-9) can submit new applications. Open for questions about weekly claims and other general questions.
  • Persons with hearing or speaking impairments can call Washington Relay Service 711

Schedule a Callback

If you want to schedule a specific day and time for someone from the Claims Center to call you back, please go to our Schedule a Callback page.

 

Request assistance in other languages 

Disagree with a benefits decision? You can appeal (in writing) by fax or mail

  • Fax: 800-301-1795
  • Mail: Claims Center Appeals
    P.O. Box 19018
    Olympia, WA 98507

Arrange repayment of benefits you’re not entitled to receive 

  • Email
  • 360-902-9770 
  • 866-697-4831
  • Persons with hearing or speaking impairments can call Washington Relay Service 711
  • Fax: 866-610-9235
  • Mail repayments: Benefit Payment Control
    Employment Security Department
    P.O. Box 24928
    Seattle, WA 98124

Job opportunities with Employment Security  

Report benefits cheaters

  • Office of Special Investigations
    P.O. Box 9046
    Olympia, WA 98507


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