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Most people and families who get benefits from DSHS (food, cash, medical) can get money for college or training that they do not have to pay back. Learn more at


When using Washington Connection, we encourage customers to set up Secure Access Washington (SAW) Account and Client Benefit Accounts (CBAs). We want to remind customers that users may apply for services on Washington Connection simply as a visitor without registering for a CBA or SAW account. 

The more complete an application, the faster we can process it. However, your name, address, service(s) requested, and an electronic signature is the only things necessary for us to get started on an application for benefits on Washington Connection.


Washington Connection offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs. Individuals that are age 65 or older, blind or disabled may also apply for medical assistance. Click “See If I Qualify” to get started. Watch Video

Washington Healthplanfinder offers healthcare coverage for children, parents/caretakers with children, pregnant women, or adults age 18 to 64 years old. For information regarding available services or to apply for benefits, visit

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