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UPDATE

The Legislature and Governor Inslee have announced plans to change and improve the WA Cares Fund during the 2022 legislative session, which is scheduled to conclude in March 2022. Per direction from the Governor, ESD will not collect premiums from employers until April 2022 or until further direction is received.

We will update the website as more information becomes available or you can sign up for the WA Cares Fund mailing list. For employer-specific information, you can also subscribe to ESD’s employer newsletter.

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When will I find out if my application has been approved?

If you’ve completed your application for an exemption from WA Cares on or before Dec. 1, ESD will process it before premiums take effect in January. We’re reviewing applications in the order we received them and will send you a confirmation email after we process your application.

We’re working as quickly as we can, but we can only guarantee we’ll process your application before the end of the year if you submit on or before Dec. 1. Please note, our customer care specialists can’t quote timelines for individual applications.