Unemployment Insurance & COVID-19: What Domestic/Sexual Violence Attorneys & Advocates Should Know
On June 17, 2020 CSAJ hosted a webinar to unpack current guidance around access to unemployment insurance, and explore three general situations where attorneys and advocates can help survivors maintain economic security while unemployed during the pandemic.
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1) Advocates and attorneys will gain a better understanding of UI options and broad advocacy strategies to increase survivor access to needed financial relief.
2) Attorneys will gain a better understanding of what they can do in the context of survivors’ family law and other legal cases – and in partnership with advocates.
3) Program leaders will gain better understanding of the UI landscape and ways to enlist new or strengthen current partnerships to expand resources
- Vermont Unemployment Compensation Domestic Violence, Affidavit Form
- CSAJ Guidebook Chapter: Workplace Discrimination & Termination for Survivors: Rights & Options (password: csaj2017)
- Map of Unemployment Insurance Eligibility, by State (see below)
- Judy Conti, Government Affairs Director, National Employment Law Project
- Krista Del Gallo, Public Policy Manager, Texas Council on Family Violence
- Lisalyn R. Jacobs, CSAJ Legal Advisor & Just Solutions
If you need additional support with your individual or organization’s work to address debt facing survivors, contact us.
We can provide additional training, resources, and technical assistance.