This is question 100 on the paper FAFSA.
This question cannot be left blank.
This question asks if either you or your spouse is a dislocated worker.
In general, a person may be considered a dislocated worker if he or she:
- is receiving unemployment benefits due to being laid off or losing a job and is unlikely to return to a previous occupation;
- has been laid off or received a lay-off notice from a job;
- was self-employed but is now unemployed due to economic conditions or natural disaster; or
- is a displaced homemaker. A displaced homemaker is generally a person who previously provided unpaid services to the family (for example: a stay-at-home mom or dad), is no longer supported by the husband or wife, is unemployed or underemployed, and is having trouble finding or upgrading employment.
If a person quits work, generally he or she is not considered a dislocated worker even if, for example, the person is receiving unemployment benefits.
Select Yes if you or your spouse is a dislocated worker.
Select No if neither you nor your spouse is a dislocated worker.
Select Don’t know if you are not sure whether you or your spouse is a dislocated worker. You may contact the financial aid administrator at your college if you need help answering this question.
Note: If you answer Yes, the financial aid administrator at your college may require proof that you or your spouse is a dislocated worker.