Assistance with Your Exemption Application

Contact Us

To get email support with any exemption-related questions, please email us using the provided contact form. To see options for phone support, please visit the Contact us section of our Help & support page.



Printable WA Cares exemption applications are available in English and Spanish. You may fax or mail your application to the destinations below. Full instructions are available at the bottom of the application document.


  • Fax: 833-999-7365
  • Mail: Employment Security Department, WA Cares Fund, P.O. Box 19020, Olympia, WA 98507-0020



Reasonable accommodations


If you need a reasonable accommodation or other assistance to help you interact with our program, please let us know. To request an accommodation with filing an Exemption, email or call 833-717-2273 and select 3 for WA Cares.


We also provide document translation and interpretation services free of charge to customers with limited English proficiency. Call 833-717-2273 for more information.



We are committed to equity and accessibility in our program and services. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, age, political affiliation or belief, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information (including family medical history), or any other category protected by law. These types of discrimination are illegal and won’t be tolerated.


If you feel you’ve been discriminated against, we want to hear from you.

Filing Complaints

Discrimination by program staff


Equal Opportunity Office Employment Security Department 855-836-5598 (toll-free), Washington Relay Service 711P.O. Box 9046 Olympia, WA 98507-9046



or with:


The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC)U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123 Washington, D.C. 20210

Employer complaints


If you feel you’ve been discriminated against by your employer for any of the reasons listed above, you may file a complaint with:
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Seattle Office 800-669-4000 (toll-free)




The Washington State Human Rights Commission 800-233-3247 (toll-free)