Unemployment benefits are made available through taxes paid by employer(s) to partially replace lost earnings and help the unemployed meet expenses while looking for another job. These benefits are intended to assist workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own and are not based on financial need. Also fields calls around unemployment fraud and identity theft (if someone used your Social Security number to work or claim benefits).

Also provides unemployment benefits for federal workers who are working full time without pay as well as workers who have been furloughed and not working.
212 Maple Park Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98504
Eligibility: Must have worked in the state of Washington during the past 18 months; only exceptions are for military members and federal government employees
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (800) 318-6022 Main phone
  • (866) 266-1987 Toll-free Unemployment Fraud
  • (800) 246-9763 Toll-free Identity Theft
COVID-19 INFORMATION: In response to the Covid-19 Emergency this program is increasing the amount of outbound calls and decreasing the amount of inbound calls
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call or visit website for more information
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: Photo ID, Social Security card, Proof of address
LANGUAGES: English, interpretation or signing by arrangement
AREA SERVED: State of Washington
  • Unemployment Benefits Fraud Reporting
  • Unemployment Insurance
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