Washington Benefits

Food Stamps

Washington Basic Food Stamps/SNAP provides monthly benefits to low-income families living in the state of Washington. The program also provides free enrollment in school meals for children living with Basic Food qualified families. To determine eligibility for the program, your income, household size, resources, and expenses are considered.


Washington State’s LIHEAP program helps low-income households stay warm in the winter. The program is aimed at reducing winter-related illnesses, such as hypothermia. The program also prevents families from using dangerous alternative heating methods, such as charcoal grills or portable heaters, according to LIHEAP Washington State.


Washington Medicaid provides health services to residents of state of Washington through comprehensive health care coverage. The program is aimed at low-income families that can't afford private health insurance. You can apply online or through your local Community Services Office.


Washington residents who are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can receive financial assistance. The SSDI program assists individuals who cannot work because of a serious medical condition.


The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Washington ensures that USDA-funded foods are distributed to eligible individuals and families, providing them with food assistance. The program operates through local food banks and pantries, playing a key role in addressing food insecurity and improving the diets of Washington residents.


Washington Unemployment Insurance (UI) program provides financial assistance for unemployed workers who have worked in the state of Washington in past 18 months and have lost their job due to no fault of their own. The benefits offered by the UI program are temporary in nature and only offer a partial wage replacement to ease off the unemployment burden on the state. Funds for UI program are contributed by employers. Filing a claim for UI benefits in Washington is easy. You can submit your initial and subsequent weekly claim online using a user-friendly online services website. The amount of benefits you qualify to receive depends on wages you received during the base period.

Veterans Disability

In Washington, Veterans Disability Benefits are available to veterans who sustained injuries or developed a medical condition during their active military duty. This financial compensation is among the many benefits given to honor their service and sacrifice. In addition to disability benefits, Washington veterans are entitled to VA Life Insurance, comprehensive healthcare services, VA home loans, and much more.


Washington Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides different weatherization services to low-income households in the state of Washington. These weatherization measures will improve energy efficiency so that households can bring down their energy costs.


State of Washington WIC is special supplemental nutrition program for certain residents of State of Washington who cannot afford to buy nutrition food due to their low household income. The program provides benefits such as healthy food, nutrition education, and referrals to other services and programs.

WorkFirst (TANF)

Washington's WorkFirst program is dedicated to supporting families in need while encouraging self-sufficiency through employment. Eligible families receive financial assistance to help meet their basic needs, along with access to job training and educational programs. The program's focus is on empowering families to transition from assistance to economic independence.