A Few Words…
The pandemic has taken its toll on all of us. Whether it be losing a loved one, losing a job, or just social isolation, COVID-19 has left its mark on our state and our country. I am encouraged that we are beginning the process of reopening, but thousands remain out of work, small businesses are closing their doors for good, and working families are hurting.
There is no doubt that this will change how we go about our daily lives in the future. But now is the time for rebuilding. We must rebuild our economy in a safe and effective manner, ensuring that the actions we take provide support to our businesses and protect our fellow citizens. Below you will find resources compiled from the Governor’s website.
Businesses & Workers
How to file for unemployment benefits
It is recommended that you do the following:
- sign up for COVID-19 action alerts;
- determine if you are eligible for benefits by reviewing the ESD’s checklist;
- read the unemployment benefits application list to ensure you have the proper elements;
- create a SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account as it is needed. Please also consult a video the ESD posted.