"Covid-19 Unemployment Benefits Application Checklist" - Washington

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Unemployment benefits
If you think you are eligible, use this checklist,
gather your information and get ready to apply.
application checklist.
Before you apply:
Gather the information you’ll need
You may be eligible for unemployment benefits
to complete the application:
if you are unable to work due to COVID-19.
Your name, Social Security number,
birthdate and contact information.
Your complete work history for the past
Some scenarios include:
18 months including:
• employer name(s)
Your employer temporarily closes the
• address(es)
business to comply with state guidelines.
• phone number(s)
You are temporarily laid off or your hours
• start and end dates of employment
are reduced due to business slowdown or
for each employer
lack of demand.
Your bank account and routing number,
For more on specific scenarios related to COVID-19
if you want to sign up for direct deposit.
that may impact your eligibility for unemployment
benefits, please visit
esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19.
If you normally get your work through a union, had
more than 16 employers in your base year, or were in
Basic eligibility criteria for
the military during the last 18 months, you may need
unemployment benefits:
to provide additional information. Find more at
esd.
wa.gov/unemployment/have-this-information-ready.
You must have worked at least 680 hours in your
base year, and you must have earned at least
How to apply:
some of your wages in Washington state.
You can apply online or by phone. However, call
Your base year is the first four of the last five
volumes are high right now and applying online
completed calendar quarters before the week
will be faster.
in which you file your claim.
Setting up an account to apply online works best on
a laptop or desktop computer; You can use a phone
For example:
or tablet, but this service is not optimized for mobile
• If you file your claim in March 2020,
and may be difficult to navigate.
your base year is October 1, 2018
through September 30, 2019.
Like most Washington state agencies, Employment
Security Department uses SecureAccess Washington
• If you file your claim in April, May or
(SAW) to manage access to customer accounts. If
June 2020, your base year is January 1,
you do not already have a SAW account, you’ll need
2019 through December 31, 2019.
to create one. If you do, you can use that same
username and password to access eServices.
Find more on eligibility criteria for unemployment
benefits at
esd.wa.gov/unemployment/
Start by going to
secure.esd.wa.gov/home.
basic-eligibility-requirements.
• For more help, use the instructions
in the eServices User Guide posted
on our website under Step 2 at
esd.wa.gov/unemployment.
The 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. Washington Relay Service: 711
Unemployment benefits
If you think you are eligible, use this checklist,
gather your information and get ready to apply.
application checklist.
Before you apply:
Gather the information you’ll need
You may be eligible for unemployment benefits
to complete the application:
if you are unable to work due to COVID-19.
Your name, Social Security number,
birthdate and contact information.
Your complete work history for the past
Some scenarios include:
18 months including:
• employer name(s)
Your employer temporarily closes the
• address(es)
business to comply with state guidelines.
• phone number(s)
You are temporarily laid off or your hours
• start and end dates of employment
are reduced due to business slowdown or
for each employer
lack of demand.
Your bank account and routing number,
For more on specific scenarios related to COVID-19
if you want to sign up for direct deposit.
that may impact your eligibility for unemployment
benefits, please visit
esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19.
If you normally get your work through a union, had
more than 16 employers in your base year, or were in
Basic eligibility criteria for
the military during the last 18 months, you may need
unemployment benefits:
to provide additional information. Find more at
esd.
wa.gov/unemployment/have-this-information-ready.
You must have worked at least 680 hours in your
base year, and you must have earned at least
How to apply:
some of your wages in Washington state.
You can apply online or by phone. However, call
Your base year is the first four of the last five
volumes are high right now and applying online
completed calendar quarters before the week
will be faster.
in which you file your claim.
Setting up an account to apply online works best on
a laptop or desktop computer; You can use a phone
For example:
or tablet, but this service is not optimized for mobile
• If you file your claim in March 2020,
and may be difficult to navigate.
your base year is October 1, 2018
through September 30, 2019.
Like most Washington state agencies, Employment
Security Department uses SecureAccess Washington
• If you file your claim in April, May or
(SAW) to manage access to customer accounts. If
June 2020, your base year is January 1,
you do not already have a SAW account, you’ll need
2019 through December 31, 2019.
to create one. If you do, you can use that same
username and password to access eServices.
Find more on eligibility criteria for unemployment
benefits at
esd.wa.gov/unemployment/
Start by going to
secure.esd.wa.gov/home.
basic-eligibility-requirements.
• For more help, use the instructions
in the eServices User Guide posted
on our website under Step 2 at
esd.wa.gov/unemployment.
The 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. Washington Relay Service: 711