RULES TO APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT WHILE ON STAND BY:
1. You MUST apply by phone (1-800-318-6022).
2. When asked if you are layed off - state NO you are on Stand by.
3. You must be patient and wait for someone to answer the phone. The amount of unemployed people in the State of Washington is staggering and it will take time.
4. If there is a discrepancy, contact your Contractor and have them write a letter on your behalf stating that you are on Stand by and the dates.
5. Fax this letter to the Unemployment office (Fax 1-800-301-1796).
6. If you still have issues - contact Jo Kosinski at the Everett office.
About Us - Overview
Project Help serves as a resource for both injured workers, unions and employers by providing them information and assistance regarding their entitlements under the Workers’ Compensation Laws of Washington State, Title 51 RCW through claims and workshops.
Project Help is a cooperative effort between Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Washington State Business Community and State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries. Project Help is a client service contract funded by the Department of Labor and Industries; we have been in service for since 1986.
Project Help assists with both self-insured claims and state fund claims, provides help in any phase of the workers’ compensation process, from initial filing of a claim to claim closure. Our goal is to assist in early and successful claims resolution, ensure that all rights are preserved and protected and reduce unnecessary litigation. This is accomplished by providing accurate and timely information at no cost to the worker, the union, medical provider, employer and other interested parties.
We offer education, free one-on-one claim counseling to injured workers. We are not attorneys; we help workers understand the claim process, increase awareness, as well as educating them of their rights and responsibilities under workers’ compensation. We offer explanations as they navigate through the Labor and Industries system, helping to expedite fair and speedy resolution of claims. We have security clearance to access to the Labor and Industries system where we can review claims. We have the ability to email claim managers/adjudicators directly where we work in collaboration to resolve claim concerns.
Education & Training
Project Help, in conjunction with Labor and Industries representatives, provides educational workshops throughout the state. Our group workshops offer a fundamental view of workers’ compensation and the information is presented in an unbiased and accurate format. We can modify workshops to meet specific union/employer needs. We provide conferences, convention workshops, seminars and we facilitate labor/management activities. Opeiu8/afl-cio
If you need assistance with a workers’ compensation claim, or you are interested in scheduling a Project Help workshop/presentation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Project Help staff consists of the Director, Viona Latschaw, and the Claims Specialist, Kathy Petruzzelli. Information on our program, our brochure and a list of resources can be found on our webpage at www.ProjectHelpWA.com. For information regarding workshops or presentations contact the Project Help Director at 206-281-9555.
For claims questions or concerns call our toll-free line and talk with Kathy Petruzzelli.