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  • Your Washington Unemployment web site, located on the web at
    http://www.esd.wa.gov/uibenefits/index.php is a one stop shopping for all things related to unemployment, but its for a whole lot more than that.

    Yes, you can find out the employment projections and how things stand in Washington at the current time, and you can also determine your status and file for your unemployment. You can even check out the federal extension status or how many weeks of unemployment that you may have left.
    Did you know that you could also find a new job, and that you can get help from other agencies via direct contact links so that you’ve got a way to get some additional vocational training, or get technical assistance in training for further skills in your current career? The Washington unemployment office web site has a lot to offer if you spend a few minutes taking the time to get familiar with those offerings and start to use them as soon as you become unemployed.

    Filing for your unemployment on the Washington unemployment benefits web site is far easier than you might imagine, even if you’re not too internet savvy. The questions are laid out for you in a wizard type format and you’ll get a heads up from them about what kinds of information that you need and what you should bring with you to the Washington unemployment ofifice, or to your computer if you’re filing online.(Online filing is faster, easier and will net you your benefits more quickly, since the paperwork doesn’t have to go through several sets of hands to get into the system.)

    Once you’ve applied and clicked the submit button on the web site, you’re going to arrive at a confirmation page that will let you know that your application was successfully submitted and the process is completed. Make sure that you leave an email address and a permission for the Washington Unemployment office web site to contact you. If you do so, you’ll also receive a packet of information that will make your unemployment red tape a lot less mysterious and a lot more easy to understand.

    Also, be sure to watch your snail mail after your application. Within a few days, you’ll find a complete packet of information that will give you a statement, telling you the wages and the hours that were used to set up your claim and how much you can expect to receive from your unemployment compensation benefits.

    The Washington unemployment web site affords you the chance to file for unemployment, to seek out a new job and to apply for that job, as well as to find new training and assistance with other aspects of your unemployed status. Take full advantage of the offerings that are there in order to get back to work as quickly as possible.


    1. I mssed 3 weeks.to claim my unemployment.

      Comment by Rasela Rushing — October 23, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    2. I already apply for unemployment on Sept 28/ 2009.

      Comment by Rasela Rushing — October 23, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

    3. I didn’t receive any payment yet.

      Comment by Rasela Rushing — October 23, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

    4. Hello Rasela

      This site is for informational purposes only… please go to the official government site at

      they will be able to assist you.

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      Comment by admin — October 23, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

    5. I am sending a short letter to ask if you can send me a copy of my weekly benefits payed for the 2009 year.

      Comment by Richard B. Watson — January 5, 2010 @ 6:23 am

    6. Hello Mr Watson.
      I am not a state employee, but I have found some of the answers you are looking for

      Read this about how to contact the washington unemployment office

      I also recommend for something as important as this, you speak to a real person (not just an answering machine, or an email)
      Hope I could help

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      Comment by admin — January 5, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

    7. I cannot find the on line change of address page. I called and get referred to the website. Anyone know where it is?

      Comment by Mary — June 28, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

    8. This is from the the site

      Update your address, phone number or e-mail address
      It is important to keep your mailing address current in our files, even if you have stopped claiming benefits. We mail your IRS tax information, benefit eligibility information and other notices to the address we have on file.

      How do I change my address or phone number?
      You can change your address and phone number by Internet or by calling the weekly claims line at 800-318-6022 and selecting Option 4.

      To avoid errors when using the phone, please speak slowly and clearly.

      The Internet and weekly claims line address and telephone number change option is available 24 hours a day, beginning Sunday at 12:01 a.m. through 3 p.m. of the last business day of each week (usually Friday, unless it is a state holiday).

      The address-change option will not be given if you have already filed an address change for the week. You can submit only one address change per week. If you need to make a second address change during the same week, call the telecenter.

      When will my address change be effective?
      When you speak with a telecenter agent, the change you requested takes place immediately. If you use the weekly claims line or Internet, we usually change your address the same day you submit it. However, it could take up to 48 hours to process.

      If you submit an address change, please wait until later in the week to file your weekly claim. Otherwise, we may mail all correspondence, including your check, to your old address.

      The post office does not forward unemployment benefit checks.


      Comment by admin — June 29, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

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