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WA COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund

WA COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund

Apply for the WA COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund by November 14, 2022 and you could get at least $1,000.


If you’re an immigrant living in Washington State, you aren’t eligible for federal stimulus funds or unemployment insurance due to your immigration status, and you’ve experienced hard times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply for the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund. If your application is approved, you could receive a payment of at least $1,000. It is not a loan, and you will not have to pay anything back. Your information is safe and protected: it will never be voluntarily shared with the government or ICE. The public charge rule should not apply for this fund. You can apply or get help with your application in multiple languages. The application is open from September 19, 2022 to November 14, 2022. It’s always free to apply.

To apply, visit www.immigrantreliefwa.org. You can apply in Spanish, English, Chinese, Korean, or Tagalog, or call to get help at +1 (323) 609-5757 in more languages.

Get help with your application

We will help guide you through the application process! We have Chinese, Tagalog, Chuukese, and Vietnamese speakers on call from 12:30 pm - 6 pm. You can call us at +1 (323) 609-5757 and we'll walk you through the process and help answer any questions. Additional language numbers will be available soon.

To be eligible, you must:

Live in Washington State

Have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, such as losing work, contracting the virus, or having to care for a family member who contracted COVID.

Be at least 18 years old

Be ineligible to receive federal stimulus funds or unemployment insurance because of your immigration status.

Please note that refugees, asylum seekers, DACA recipients, and COFA migrants are not eligible since they can receive federal funds and unemployment benefits.

You can still apply if...

You got funding from the October or November WA COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund.

Someone else from your household applied. Anyone 18 and over can apply for these funds. Each person must complete their own application.

Apply now

You can apply online in Spanish, English, Chinese, Korean, or Tagalog. We also are available to help you with the application in Chinese, Tagalog, Chuukese, and Vietnamese over the phone at +1 (323) 609-5757. The application will take about 20 minutes to an hour to complete. 

If your application is approved, you will receive the money between December 2022 and January 2023 through a check or prepaid card.

What you'll need

You need a clear copy of one of the following documents to prove your identity and residency in WA State.

  • WA State identification card

  • WA State driver's license

  • School registration for your children that includes your full name and current WA State address

  • Any utility bill that includes your full name and current WA State address

  • Any medical bill that includes your full name and current WA State address

  • Cell phone bill or internet provider bill that includes your full name and current WA State address

  • Insurance statement that includes your full name and current WA State address

  • A bank statement that includes your full name and current WA State address

  • 2020 or 2021 tax return 

  • Pay stub from your employer that includes your full name and current WA State address

  • Rent receipt that includes your full name and current WA State address

  • Any official government documents that include your full name and current WA State address