This is question 82 on the FAFSA.
The student's parent may qualify as a dislocated worker if he or she meets one of the following conditions:
- He or she has been laid off or received a lay-off notice from his/her job.
- He or she is receiving unemployment benefits due to being laid off or losing a job and he or she is unlikely to return to a previous occupation.
- He or she is self-employed but is unemployed due to economic conditions or natural disaster.
- He or she is receiving unemployment benefits; however he or she may not be considered a dislocated worker if he or she has quit his/her job and is receiving unemployment benefits.
- He or she is a displaced homemaker. A displaced homemaker is generally a person who previously provided unpaid services to the family (e.g., 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.
Yes means the student's parent 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 that the student's parent is not a dislocated worker as of the date the FAFSA was completed.
Don't know means that the student is not sure if his/her parent 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.