Online Washington Unemployment Services

If you are a resident or worker in Washington you may want to take advantage of the state's comprehensive unemployment services online. By simply logging on to the Washington online unemployment site you will have access to a myriad of information along with a wealth of community service resources including a variety of helpful hotlines.

To begin the simple process of online unemployment filing, point your web browser to http://www.esd.wa.gov/ and then click on the "Apply for unemployment benefits" link. The following webpage will list all of the requirements that must be met before being able to file for unemployment online.

A series of three questions must be answered and if you answer "yes" to any of the questions you will not be able to use the Washington unemployment service online and will instead need to call their TeleCenter.

Naturally you can also file your claims via the phone by calling their TeleCenter during weekdays, but using the Washington unemployment services online will expedite the entire process considerably. First, there won't be any wait times to worry about and you can file from the convenience of home any time of the day or night without the risk of being disconnected.

The Washington online unemployment filing process is rather self-explanatory as the system walks you through each step. You will, however, need some pertinent information to use any Washington unemployment service online including your Social Security number and address.

When using the online unemployment form you will also need to provide details such as the dates of your employment, name and address of your previous employer, and the amount of your gross wages.

In the state of Washington, filing for unemployment online also allows you the convenience of having funds directly deposited into your bank account. Be sure to write down any confirmation numbers you are given in case they are needed in the future.

Some other Washington unemployment services online you may want to use include informational videos in both English and Spanish, details about job training, and access to a helpful claims kit in a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.

Washington online unemployment filing also gives you the ability to print out the application questions allowing you to complete them by hand before filling out each webpage to make the process even simpler.

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