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Unemployment benefits are a target for scammers. They want to steal your username or password to take control of your claim by pretending to be ESD and sending you links to sign in on fake web pages that look real. When in doubt, go directly to and click the sign-in links
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  • Apply for unemployment benefits
  • Submit a weekly claim
  • Manage your unemployment benefits claim
  • Restart a current claim
  • Pay a benefit overpayment
  • Look up your past wages
  • Schedule a required WorkSource appointment
  • Pay taxes
  • Apply for SharedWork
  • Apply for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Manage your employees' unemployment claims
    • Send a secure message
    • View and respond to correspondence
    • File an appeal

SecureAccess Washington (SAW)

To protect the privacy of your personal information, use your SecureAccess Washington (SAW) username and password.

What is SAW?

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Employers: If you have ever paid taxes online with EAMS (Employer Account Management Services), you must use the same SAW account.

If you haven't already, you must create and activate a SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account to use our online services. What is SAW?

SecureAccess Washington (SAW) is the protected sign-on service for much of Washington state government. You may already have access. Check to see if you have a SAW account

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