Unemployment Benefits

Washington State’s Employment Security Division (360-902-9500) may be able to help workers affected, whether directly or indirectly, by COVID-19. Before applying, download the unemployment application checklist to determine whether you qualify for regular or expanded benefits. Unemployment benefits have recently been expanded to include part-time workers, independent contractors, and 1099 workers.

To learn more or to apply for unemployment insurance, see here.

The information poster shown below can further help you determine whether you should apply for paid Family and Medical Leave (FLMLA) or unemployment insurance, based on your current situation.

Covid 19 WA State ESD info table