My First Unemployment Check

I received my first unemployment check this week.  $541 from the state of Washington.  I was actually hoping to get it in the mail so I could take a picture of the check and post it, but due to the magic of direct deposit, I won’t have that opportunity.  I guess this post will serve as the memento of the government assistance I never expected to receive.

2 thoughts on “My First Unemployment Check”

  1. How long did it take for you to get your first deposit? I just made my first claim early this morning. Will I get a deposit this week?

  2. Sorry for the delay. The unemployment lifestyle isn’t always conducive to maintaining a blog. In Washington state there’s a one week waiting period. Basically, you don’t get paid for your first week, and the payments start the week after. Washington uses direct deposit, so if I make the claim on Sunday, I usually have it in my account by Tuesday. Hope that helps.

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