In Summer 2022 undocumented immigrants can contact PCIS to apply for the Washington Immigrant Relief Fund. Send us an email or call to learn if you are eligible and when the program will be providing monetary payments and benefits Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 306-0547.
Unlike U.S. citizens, people living in the country without documentation were not eligible for unemployment benefits or federal stimulus payments, which have helped many other workers weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
While Washington state gave out some money to undocumented workers earlier in the pandemic, those past rounds of money — about $128 million in all — reached only about 120,000 people. Washington state, meanwhile, is home to an estimated 275,000 people who lack legal residency status, many of whom never received one of those earlier $1,000 checks.