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How to use SecureAccess Washington

Like most Washington state agencies, Paid Family and Medical Leave uses SecureAccess Washington (SAW) to manage access to customer accounts. Before you can establish a Paid Family and Medical Leave benefit account, you will need an active SAW account and you will need to add Paid Family and Medical Leave to your SAW service.

Log in to your SAW account at secureaccess.wa.gov, select “Add A New Service,” then:

  • Select “I would like to browse a list of services.”
  • Scroll through the list to “Employment Security Department” and select “Paid Family and Medical Leave” from the drop-down menu.
  • When you see the confirmation screen that lets you know the service has been added to your list, click “OK,” then select “Paid Family and Medical Leave” from your list of services to access your account.

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Employees can log in here to apply for leave, check the status of their application, and file weekly claims once their leave is approved.

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Self-employed log in

Self-employed individuals can log in here to opt in to Paid Leave, file quarterly reports and pay premiums, apply for leave, check the status of their application, and submit weekly claims once their leave is approved.

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Employer log in

Employers can log in here to file quarterly reports and pay premiums.

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Visit the Help Center for tutorial videos and answers to frequently asked questions about Paid Leave accounts.