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If your answer to question 59 was “Unmarried and both parents living together,” contact 1-800-433-3243 for assistance with answering questions 80-94.

84.  As of today, is either of your parents a dislocated worker?  See Notes page 9.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Why are they asking this information?

This question asks about your parents’ employment status, particularly, whether they are dislocated workers. Your parent/parents are considered dislocated workers if they:

  • Have been laid off
  • Are receiving unemployment benefits as a result of being laid off
  • Is a displaced homemaker (stay-at-home parent who has had to relocate)
  • Had been self-employed, but no longer working due to factors beyond their control
  • Is a spouse of an active duty member of the military and has lost a job or has been unsuccessful in finding a job as a result of having to relocate to a new place.

How to answer this question / fill out this section

If your parent/parents do not meet this criteria, you will select “No.” If they meet any of the above criteria, select “Yes.”

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