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District of Columbia

Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Insurance is designed to assist workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

Find More Benefits

Looking for other programs? Check eligibility and view summaries of all benefit programs at Washington DC

The DC Department of Human Services oversees many of the state's benefits programs.

Need a referral for other services? Dial 2-1-1 or visit (select Washington DC from the homepage) to quickly locate community service providers like food pantries, affordable housing help and more. 


Visit HOPE NOW to find free mortgage counseling help, check if you qualify for a Home Affordable Loan Modification program, and more.

Don't lose your home! Here is some guidance for residents of the District of Columbia on default and foreclosure prevention.

Health Care

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits.

DC Healthy Families administers insurance programs for immigrant children and the State Child Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP or CHIP).

Job Search

The Washington DC Job Bank can help you find job opportunities in Washington, DC area.

Find your local American Job Center . Get job search help, locate workforce services in your area, access career information and more.

Training and Education

Career Training You may qualify for employment and training services.

Dislocated Worker Programs offer services and resources for new career retraining.

Career Information

Department of Employment Services  is the official source for labor market information for the Washingto DC. Explore and compare occupations and find wage and occupation information to help you make informed decisions.

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