The Working Families Tax Credit is a new cash payment of up to $1,200 for low to moderate income people in Washington and applications are open now! People with and without children and people without a social security number will be able to access this tax credit. If at least one person in the household has worked at all in the current tax year, they will be eligible.
One of the biggest risk factors for experiencing domestic violence is having limited financial resources, which can entrap people in abusive relationships and make it harder to find safety and support. Access to cash gives survivors of domestic violence more choices, creating more opportunities for safety and stability.
Flexible cash gives survivors of domestic violence the freedom they need to care for themselves and their families. When survivors can stay in their homes, get a driver’s license, take a class, pay back debt or pay for sports or extra-curricular activities, without having to depend on an abusive partner for money, everyone does better.
Learn more, check eligibility, and access information in different languages at workingfamiliescredit.wa.gov. Help get the word out to survivor households in your community about this new tax credit with outreach materials!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a social security number to apply?
No. You can apply if you have or have applied for an ITIN. Any children you claim on your return will also need to have a social security number or an ITIN.
What do I need to apply?
You need your Federal Tax Return for 2022 and your SSN or ITIN.
To apply online, you need a working email and phone number.
What if I don’t speak English?
The online application will be available in Spanish, and paper applications will be available in 12 other languages. If you call the state’s customer service line, indicate your preferred language and they can connect a translator.
Will this affect my benefits or my ability to receive a green card or visa?
No, this tax credit will not affect your benefits, and cannot disqualify you from getting a green card or visa under the public charge rule.
Will my information be shared?
No – you have to create an account to apply online, but your information is secure and will not be shared with other agencies, including ICE.