Is Student or Spouse a Dislocated Worker?

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This is question 102 on the FAFSA.

The student may qualify as a dislocated worker if he or she meets one of the following conditions:

Except for the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces, 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.

Yes means that the student or the student’s spouse is a dislocated worker as of the date the FAFSA was completed and the student may qualify for the simplified needs test or for an automatic zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

No means the student or the student’s spouse is not a dislocated worker as of the date the FAFSA was completed.

Don’t know means that the student is not sure if he or she or if his/her spouse is a dislocated worker as of the date the FAFSA was completed.

A response of Don’t know is interpreted as a No response for the EFC determination.

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