District of Columbia Unemployment Weekly Claims
You may file your weekly claim for benefits over the Internet at secure.esd.wa.gov/home/. You may also file your weekly claim over the telephone at 202-724-7000.
In either case, you will need to use the password that you created or that we mailed to you when you filed your initial claim. If you do not know your password, you may contact the Department’s Call Center at 202-724-7000.
Filing your weekly claim form over the internet or over the phone is the fastest and most efficient way to certify for benefits.
If you are unable to file over the internet or over the telephone, you may file your weekly claim by mail.
Shortly after you file your initial claim application, you should receive in the mail your first claim form. If you do not receive this form within seven (7) days of the date you submitted your claim application, you should contact the Call Center.
The earliest you can file your weekly claim is the Sunday following the week ending date on the form. To assure prompt payment, you are advised to file your weekly claim on either the Sunday or the Monday following the week ending date on the claim form.