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 10.
Why are they asking this information?
This question asks about your parents’ employment status, particularly, whether they are dislocated workers.
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.”
What is a dislocated worker?
Your parent/parents are considered dislocated workers if they:
- Have been laid off. This is a parent who has lost their job out of their control. This does not apply to a parent to voluntarily leaves their job.
- Are receiving unemployment benefits as a result of being laid off. This is a parent who has lost their job out of their control and is receiving employment compensation while they look for a new job)
- Is a displaced homemaker. This is a stay-at-home parent who has had to relocate due to factors beyond their control, such as a move due to financial issue.
- Had been self-employed, but no longer working due to factors beyond their control. This is a parent who may have owned their own business and lost their business due to factors out of their control. This does not apply to a parent to voluntarily sells or closes their business because they wish to pursue a different job.
- 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. This is a parent who may have had a job in one place, but whose spouse may have been relocated to another military base, and so this parent may have had to give up their job as a result.