常见问题

有没有在这里回答的问题?请发电子邮件给 relief@immigrantreliefwa.org

需要提交哪些文件?

在申请之前,您需要准备好一些文件,用于证明您的身份及证明您在华盛顿州居住。例如,您可以提供一份有您的姓名和地址的州身份证、驾驶执照或水电费帐单。下面的表格列出所有符合要求的文件。

下面这些文件可在申请中用来证明您的身份及您在华盛顿州的居住情况。要确保文件副本清晰:

  • 清单A中的一种文件,或
  • 清B和清单C中的文件各一种


清单A:居住和身份证明文件


清单B:身份证明文件


清单C:居住证明文件

  • 有个人全名和华盛顿州地址的华盛顿州身份证
  • 有个人全名和华盛顿州地址的华盛顿州驾驶执照
  • 华盛顿州学校核发的当前学生身份证
  • 任何有个人全名和华盛顿州地址的水电费帐单
  • 有个人全名和华盛顿州地址的手机费帐单或上网费帐单
  • 有个人全名和华盛顿州地址的保险对帐单
  • 有个人全名和华盛顿州地址的银行对帐单
  • 有个人全名和华盛顿州地址的2019年报税单
  • 有个人全名和华盛顿州居住地址的雇主工资条
  • 有个人全名和华盛顿州地址的租金收据
  • 任何学校核发的学生身份证
  • 任何国家核发的护照
  • 领事馆身份证
  • 出生证明
  • 国际驾驶执照
  • 有照片的公交卡
以下人员发来的有签名及日期的信函*,并且上面有写信人的全名和电话号码:
  • 房东证明您在华盛顿州居住
  • 礼拜场所的代表证明您在华盛顿州居住

谁可以申请?

救灾基金的申请人必须符合以下条件: 

  • 在华盛顿州居住
  • 至少年满18岁
  • 因为疫情受到严重影响(例如失去工作、感染病毒,或照顾感染了病毒的家人) 
  • 因为移民身份无资格获得联邦纾困补助金或失业保险福利难民、避难者、COFA移民及DACA申请者通常享有联邦资金和失业福利,故不能申请本基金
  • 必须是低收入家庭。这意味着家庭年收入必须低于联邦贫困线的250%。

允许每户多人申请吗?

可以,每户里的每一个人都可以申请,只要满足申请人条件并年满18岁。每个人必须独立申请。

如何申请?

您可以通过在线或电话方式申请。两种方式都可以用多种语言进行申请。申请的截止日期是5月15日:但是,如果资金在该日期之前用完,则申请可提前截止——因此请尽早申请!本基金只能申请一次:请勿重复提交申请。

在线申请:

请浏览www.apply.immigrantreliefwa.org。您可以用西班牙语、英语、中文、越南语或韩语进行申请。申请表通过名为Submittable的程序提供。在申请之前,您需要在Submittable上创建帐户。这要求您输入电子邮件地址,并创建密码。请务必记下创建帐户所用的电子邮件地址和密码,以防忘记。


在申请表上,您需要回答一些问题,并上传若干文件,用于证明您的身份和住址。完成申请需要20分钟至一小时。 

电话申请:

请拨WAISN热线1-844-724-3737(工作时间为每天早上6时至晚上9时)。来电之前,请准备好必要的文件,用于证明身份和住址。我们可安排多种语言的口译员在电话里帮您完成申请。请注意,由于来电数量太多,接听可能会有延迟。

完成申请后:

完成申请后,您会收到一份确认电子邮件。该电子邮件中将包含唯一的申请号码:请务必记下该号码。如果以后想查询申请状态,您需要提供该申请号码。

我们会通过电子邮件和短信通报申请状态。您将在6月15日之前得知自己的申请是否通过,资金将在6月30日之前支付(支票可能需要2-3个星期才会寄到)。

由于资金有限,并非每位申请人这次都能获得补助。 

收入限额是多少?

必须是低收入家庭。这意味着家庭年收入必须低于联邦贫困线的250%。申请本基金的收入限额视家庭人数而定。 

  • 任何人与您共同生活,并依赖您的收入(由您支付他们的帐单和生活费),均是您的家庭成员。例如,如果子女或祖父母与您共同生活,经济上靠您抚养,则他们属于家庭成员。
  • 如果家里有多人工作,共同抚养被抚养人,其收入合并算入家庭总收入。例如,您的收入是12,000美元,您配偶的收入是18,000美元,则您的家庭总收入是30,000美元。
  • 如果家里有其他人共同生活,但他们财务独立(自己支付帐单),则不计入家庭成员。

下表是年收入限额:

家庭人数
年收入限额
平均月收入
1
$31,900
$2,658
2
$43,100
$3,592
3
$54,300
$4,525
4
$65,500
$5,458
5
$76,700
$6,392
6
$87,900
$7,325
7
$99,100
$8,258
8
$110,300
$9,192

什么是Submittable?

Submittable是一家公司,为本基金这样的计划提供申请服务。华盛顿州社会和卫生服务部、奖学金达人(Scholarship Junkies)与Submittable合作,共同管理申请流程和分发资金。奖学金达人将审查和处理所有个人信息。

如果目前没有Submittable帐户,他们会提示您创建帐户,然后才可以访问申请表。您需要输入电子邮件地址,并创建密码:请务必记下密码,以防日后忘记。Submittable建议使用Google Chrome、Mozilla Firefox或Apple Safari浏览器。不支持Internet Explorer。 

上次已经获得补助,现在是否可以再次申请?

可以!如果去年10月或11月申请过华盛顿州COVID-19移民救灾基金,无论上次是否获得补助,现在均可再次申请补助。以前获得补助不影响您现在再次获得补助。

我是难民、避难者、COFA移民或DACA领取者。我是否可以申请本基金?

一般不可以。难民、避难者、DACA领取者有工作许可证,可以领取失业福利,因此不能申请本基金。

1000美元的补助如何发放?何时可以收到?

补助将以支票、购物卡(Visa或Mastercard)的形式寄给您,或通过ACH支付(直接存入您的银行帐户)。您会在6月15日之前得知自己的申请是否通过,资金将在6月30日之前支付(邮寄支票可能需要2-3个星期才会收到)。

我是否可以要求将补助寄到住址以外的其它地址?

可以。住址用于证明您在华盛顿州居住,但邮寄地址可以是邮政信箱,也可以是您用来接收邮件的地址和/或您觉得更方便的地址。

申请过程中遇到技术困难,或对申请状态有疑问怎么办?

请勿重复提交申请:您只能为自己提交一次申请。如果遇到技术困难,对申请状态或补助发放有疑问,可以发短信到(253) 201-7867(只收短信,不接电话)。短信中请注明申请号码和申请人全名。如有必要,我们会要求提供更多信息,以便查询申请状态,您在申请中提供电话号码、住址、邮寄地址和电子邮件对我们会很有帮助。


您也可以联系WAISN热线1-844-724-3737。他们可以查询您的申请状态,或请求重新发放补助。

我的个人信息是否安全?

我们不会主动与政府、移民及海关执法局(ICE)、执法机构、房东、雇主或任何其他人分享个人信息。所有信息以加密方式安全地储存,以防别人接触。

本基金如何运作?

本基金由移民领导的华盛顿州社区组织管理,而且本基金也是由他们呼吁发起的。本基金由华盛顿州社会和卫生服务部提供资金和支持。 政府不审查申请,也不查看任何个人信息。


由移民领导的本州社区组织与州长办公室、华盛顿州社会和卫生服务部、华盛顿州法律基金会合作创建本基金。虽然华盛顿州政府负责提供资金和监管,但他们并不处理个人信息。


负责管理本基金的社区组织同时负责制订资格条件、处理申请、分发资金,及保持个人信息的安全。领导本基金的社区组织有:

  • 亚洲咨询与推荐服务(Asian Counseling and Referral Service)
  • 民权法律服务联盟(Colectiva Legal del Pueblo)
  • 公平就业中心(Fair Work Center)
  • 西北移民权利计划(Northwest Immigrants Rights Project)
  • 我们的家园(Nuestra Casa)
  • 一个美国(OneAmerica) 
  • 计划生育基础计划(Raiz of Planned Parenthood)
  • 奖学金达人(Scholarship Junkies)
  • 华盛顿州人口普查联盟(Washington Census Alliance)
  • 华盛顿州梦想联盟(Washington Dream Coalition)
  • 华盛顿州移民团结网络(Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network)


所有参与本基金的组织多年来一直为移民社区服务,包括欠缺服务的农场工人、工资微薄的劳动者、黑人移民、原住民移民、LGBTQIA2+移民、残障移民及许多其他人。所有这些组织都致力于维护移民社区的福祉与隐私。

由于公共负担规则,本基金的资金补助是否会影响我在未来取得签证或绿卡?

不会。本基金的补助被视为一次性的救灾补助,应该不会纳入公共负担规则的考虑范围。获得本基金的补助应该不会影响您获得绿卡。

我是否需要归还这笔钱?它是否会影响我的税务?

不需要,所有资金都以补助形式发放,属于国税局定义的救灾款,应该不计入应税收入。



How much can I receive through this fund?

You can apply to receive a one-time direct payment of $1,000 per person, with a maximum of $3,000 per household. You can receive the money as a check or gift card (Visa).

Do I have to pay this money back? Will this impact my taxes?

No, all payments are made as grants and classified as disaster relief under the IRS and should not be included as taxable income.

Can multiple people in my household apply?

Yes, everyone in your household who is eligible for the fund and is over 18 can apply. Each person must complete their own individual application. No more than 3 people per household will receive funding (maximum of $3000 per household).

Is this different from the Seattle relief fund?

Yes. The Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants is for people living in Seattle. The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund is for anyone in Washington. If you live in Seattle, you can apply for both funds.

Who can apply?

To apply for the relief fund, you must:

  • Live in Washington
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have been been significantly affected by the pandemic (such as losing work, contracting the virus, or caring for a family member who contracted the virus) 
  • Not be eligible to receive federal stimulus funds or unemployment insurance because of immigration status

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis since the total fund is limited. We will prioritize those in greatest need.

How do I apply?

You can apply in: Chinese, English, French, Garifuna, Hindi, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog/Filipino, or 
Vietnamese.

Before you apply, you should:

  1. Gather your required identity and residency documentation. You can review the list of approved materials below.
  2. Calculate your household’s  average monthly income.
  3. Click the “Apply” button then navigate to the “Register” button and create a Survey MonkeyApply Account. A few minutes after you sign up you will get an email to verify your account. Please make sure you verify your account.
  4. Complete all of the application questions. This may take some time. You can save your application and come back at any time.
  5. Once you are finished with your application find the large green “SUBMIT” button to send in your application.

After you apply, please make sure to check your email inbox or the junk email folder for your confirmation. You will also get a text message confirmation the day you submit your application. You may log back in and check the status to see if your application is being reviewed and if you are awarded the funding. Please only submit your application one time.

If you don’t want to complete the application online, you can print the application here and mail it to P.O. Box #84327, Seattle WA 98124.

If you get stuck, click here, or call 1-844-724-3737 for help with your application. Support is available in multiple languages.

After you apply, you’ll receive updates about your application by email and text. You’ll be notified if your application is accepted within 3 weeks of applying. If your application is accepted, you’ll receive payment within 2 weeks after that.

Our funds are limited, so not everyone who applies will be able to receive aid at this time.

What documents do I need to apply?

These are the documents that you can use in your application to prove your identity and your residency in Washington State. Please make sure that you have a clear copy of either:

  1. One item from List A, or
  2. One item from both List B and List C


List A: Residency & Identity Documents


List B: Identity Documents


List C: Residency Documents

  •  Washington State Identification Card showing full name and Washington state address
  • Washington State Driver’s License showing full name and Washington state address
  • Current student identification card from a school located in Washington state
  • Any utility bill showing your full name and Washington state address
  • Cell phone bill or internet bill showing your full name and Washington state address
  • Insurance statement showing your full name and Washington state address
  • Bank statement showing your full name and Washington state  address
  • 2019 tax return showing your full name and Washington state  address
  • Paystub from employer showing your full name and your Washington state  residency address
  • Rent receipt showing your full name and Washington state address
  • Student identification card from any school
  • Passport from any country
  • Consulate card
  • Birth certificate
  • International Driver’s License
  • Metro card with photo 
Signed and dated letter* stating the full name and phone number of the person writing the letter from the following entities:
  • Landlord acknowledging WA residency
  • A representative from your place of worship acknowledging WA residency

*You may use this letter template for this application. 

Is my information safe?

Personal information will never be voluntarily shared with the government, ICE, law enforcement, your landlord, your employer, or anyone else. All information is stored securely in an encrypted format so it can’t be accessed.

According to our contract with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, the only people with access to an applicant’s personal information are Scholarship Junkies (the community organization that manages the fund), Fair Work Center, and Seattle Credit Union (that distributes money). We will not share your information with anyone else. But if there is a legal subpoena, we may be legally required to release personal information. It’s unlikely that this would happen, but not impossible.

How is the fund run?

The fund is managed by immigrant-led community organizations in Washington—the same people who called for the fund to be created. It is supported and funded by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Will money from this fund prevent me from getting a visa or green card in the future because of the public charge rule?

No. Assistance from this fund is considered one-time disaster relief assistance and should not be considered under the public charge rule. Receiving assistance from the fund should not impact your ability to obtain a green card.

How much can I receive through this fund?

You can apply to receive a one-time direct payment of $1,000 per person, with a maximum of $3,000 per household. You can receive the money as a check or gift card (Visa).

Do I have to pay this money back? Will this impact my taxes?

No, all payments are made as grants and classified as disaster relief under the IRS and should not be included as taxable income.

Can multiple people in my household apply?

Yes, everyone in your household who is eligible for the fund and is over 18 can apply. Each person must complete their own individual application. No more than 3 people per household will receive funding (maximum of $3000 per household).

Is this different from the Seattle relief fund?

Yes. The Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants is for people living in Seattle. The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund is for anyone in Washington. If you live in Seattle, you can apply for both funds.

Who can apply?

To apply for the relief fund, you must:

  • Live in Washington
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have been been significantly affected by the pandemic (such as losing work, contracting the virus, or caring for a family member who contracted the virus) 
  • Not be eligible to receive federal stimulus funds or unemployment insurance because of immigration status

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis since the total fund is limited. We will prioritize those in greatest need.

How do I apply?

You can apply in: Chinese, English, French, Garifuna, Hindi, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog/Filipino, or 
Vietnamese.

Before you apply, you should:

  1. Gather your required identity and residency documentation. You can review the list of approved materials below.
  2. Calculate your household’s  average monthly income.
  3. Click the “Apply” button then navigate to the “Register” button and create a Survey MonkeyApply Account. A few minutes after you sign up you will get an email to verify your account. Please make sure you verify your account.
  4. Complete all of the application questions. This may take some time. You can save your application and come back at any time.
  5. Once you are finished with your application find the large green “SUBMIT” button to send in your application.

After you apply, please make sure to check your email inbox or the junk email folder for your confirmation. You will also get a text message confirmation the day you submit your application. You may log back in and check the status to see if your application is being reviewed and if you are awarded the funding. Please only submit your application one time.

If you don’t want to complete the application online, you can print the application here and mail it to P.O. Box #84327, Seattle WA 98124.

If you get stuck, click here, or call 1-844-724-3737 for help with your application. Support is available in multiple languages.

After you apply, you’ll receive updates about your application by email and text. You’ll be notified if your application is accepted within 3 weeks of applying. If your application is accepted, you’ll receive payment within 2 weeks after that.

Our funds are limited, so not everyone who applies will be able to receive aid at this time.

What documents do I need to apply?

These are the documents that you can use in your application to prove your identity and your residency in Washington State. Please make sure that you have a clear copy of either:

  1. One item from List A, or
  2. One item from both List B and List C


List A: Residency & Identity Documents


List B: Identity Documents


List C: Residency Documents

  •  Washington State Identification Card showing full name and Washington state address
  • Washington State Driver’s License showing full name and Washington state address
  • Current student identification card from a school located in Washington state
  • Any utility bill showing your full name and Washington state address
  • Cell phone bill or internet bill showing your full name and Washington state address
  • Insurance statement showing your full name and Washington state address
  • Bank statement showing your full name and Washington state  address
  • 2019 tax return showing your full name and Washington state  address
  • Paystub from employer showing your full name and your Washington state  residency address
  • Rent receipt showing your full name and Washington state address
  • Student identification card from any school
  • Passport from any country
  • Consulate card
  • Birth certificate
  • International Driver’s License
  • Metro card with photo 
Signed and dated letter* stating the full name and phone number of the person writing the letter from the following entities:
  • Landlord acknowledging WA residency
  • A representative from your place of worship acknowledging WA residency

*You may use this letter template for this application. 

Is my information safe?

Personal information will never be voluntarily shared with the government, ICE, law enforcement, your landlord, your employer, or anyone else. All information is stored securely in an encrypted format so it can’t be accessed.

According to our contract with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, the only people with access to an applicant’s personal information are Scholarship Junkies (the community organization that manages the fund), Fair Work Center, and Seattle Credit Union (that distributes money). We will not share your information with anyone else. But if there is a legal subpoena, we may be legally required to release personal information. It’s unlikely that this would happen, but not impossible.

How is the fund run?

The fund is managed by immigrant-led community organizations in Washington—the same people who called for the fund to be created. It is supported and funded by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 

Will money from this fund prevent me from getting a visa or green card in the future because of the public charge rule?

No. Assistance from this fund is considered one-time disaster relief assistance and should not be considered under the public charge rule. Receiving assistance from the fund should not impact your ability to obtain a green card.

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Supported and funded by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services