POL-0050-1 Required Verification for Established Self-Employment Businesses

Effective date: 10/1/18 | Last revised: 1/16/2019

See also: WAC 110-15-0050, WAC 110-15-0012

Revisions: Policy Manual Revision Log


This policy applies when assessing acceptable verification to determine eligibility for an established self-employment business, or changes to an existing case.

  1. Businesses must submit copies of recent state or federal tax filings as income verification for their self-employment business.
    1. Profit and Loss statements are self-reported and do not provide sufficient income verification for established businesses.

      Audit findings routinely report that self-employment income has not been sufficiently verified. WAC 110-15-0050 will be updated in the future to reflect this change.

  2. Self-employment clients reporting a change in annual income must provide verification of the change to have their benefits re-determined including, but not limited to:
    1. Monthly and/or quarterly tax filings or
    2. Profit & Loss Statement with receipts