Have you been laid off or have your hours been reduced due to COVID-19?

Administration

You may be eligible for expanded unemployment benefits through the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD).

This includes people who work for tribes, tribally owned businesses, small businesses, independent contractors, artisans and musicians.

Apply online at https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/UI-one-stop or call 1-800-318-6022.

If you are denied unemployment benefits, the Unemployment Law Project (ULP) may be able to help you. Call ULP today:

  • (509) 624-9178 or toll-free at (800) 940-9178 (Spokane)
  • (206) 441-9178 or toll free at 1-888-441-9178 (Seattle)

Or, if you think you’re low-income, you can call the Northwest Justice Project’s CLEAR Hotline at 1-888-201-1014 weekdays between 9:15 am – 12:15 pm.

Find more information from the Native American Unit of the Northwest Justice Project here.