Updating unemployment benefits
While receiving benefits, it’s your responsibility to get back to work as quickly as you can While you can file by phone, you should expect extended wait times.
There are no in-person unemployment offices in Washington state.
United States unemployment benefits during the financial crisis of 2007-2010 were calculated as follows (with the availability of extensions dependent on a state's unemployment rate (see: Bureau of Labor Statistics): Legislation to extend unemployment benefits had been blocked from coming to a vote on the floor of the Senate through minority Republican filibuster or holds.
This began in February 2010 with the block of an unemployment benefit funding bill vote for already authorized and granted unemployment checks for those who had not exhausted their benefits by a single Senator, Jim Bunning (R-KY).
After you apply, the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) determines your eligibility.
Check your claim status when you want to know the status of your unemployment application.
If your business is subject to pay unemployment insurance taxes, you can do so by ACH Debit, ACH Credit, or paper check.
You can also report an address change while claiming weekly unemployment benefits by telephone or by mail.
If you are claiming benefits by telephone, you will be asked if you wish to report a change of address.
Individuals receiving unemployment benefits on a debit card have been notified that a new Key Bank card will replace the one currently issued by Chase Bank.
It is important to keep your mailing address current in our files, even if you have stopped claiming benefits.