Your Next Skill: How to find financial and unemployment assistance
Find resources for learning how to find financial and unemployment assistance. Below are several different websites which may help you learn how to find financial help and file for unemployment benefits.
Washington State Employment Security Department - How to apply for unemployment benefits
If you have lost your job in Washington State through no fault of your own, you can apply for unemployment benefits through the Washington State Employment Security Department. This webpage provides steps that will help guide you through the process of filing for unemployment benefits.
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King County 2-1-1
If you need emergency help with food, housing, or other services, contact King County Crisis Connections (call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 877-211-9274).
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Unemployment Law Project
A legal aid organization that provides low-cost representation and free advice and counsel to people with Washington State unemployment claims.
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Essential Workforce Needs - COVID-19 — WorkSource Seattle-King County
Essential workforce needs have emerged in response to societal changes, including hiring increases for grocery stores, cleaning companies, healthcare, government services, and others.
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - If I can't pay my mortgage loan, what are my options?
If you don’t have enough money to pay your rent or mortgage, contact your lender or landlord immediately. Help includes:\nWashington Homeownership Hotline (877-894-HOME)\nRental assistance & counseling (800-569-4287)\nList of Housing Counseling Agencies\nFor renters, the Governor issued a statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants for non-payment of rent until April 17\n
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Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission - Energy Assistance
If you need help paying your utility bills, contact your service provider immediately.\nSeattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities, Puget Sound Energy, and most city-run utilities in King County will not shut off service during the emergency. Most utilities also offer assistance programs for people in need.\nThe Utilities and Transportation Commission offers energy assistance programs.\nThe federal government offers assistance programs to help with telephone and heating bills.\nComcast is offering free WiFi hot spots, unlimited data, and no disconnects or late fees.\n "
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