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July 2014

Introduction to Unemployment Insurance

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This analysis explains: the structure and goals of the unemployment insurance system; who is eligible for unemployment insurance; what kind of benefits are available; what additional benefits are available during economic downturns; how unemployment insurance is funded and current solvency issues; and how unemployment insurance affects the economy.
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July 2014

State Law Guide: Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence

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This guide provides brief language of state laws and legislative proposals explicitly covering unemployment insurance eligibility in situations involving domestic violence. Live links are provided to the alphabetized laws and bills from the document.
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January 2014

Bridging The Gap: Increasing Financial Stability For Low-Wage Workers

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This toolkit was designed to assist nonprofit human service organizations help their low-wage, frontline employees access work supports. The work supports to which this toolkit refers are government programs that help low-income working families make ends meet by providing financial or in-kind assistance.
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June 2013

Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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This report details both federal laws and state laws specifically indicating that domestic violence victims are protected from housing discrimination.
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January 2013

Know Your Rights

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This booklet provides information on the full range of immigration relief options created for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. For domestic violence victims a discussion of domestic violence protection orders and how they can help immigrant victims is included.
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January 2013

Breaking Barriers: A Complete Guide to Legal Rights and Resources for Battered Immigrants

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This Manual focuses on legal rights and options for immigrant survivors of domestic violence including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse and abuse perpetrated by other family members or persons that are covered by your state's protection order statute. Breaking Barriers is a comprehensive tool that provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of domestic and family violence.
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February 2012

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): What DV Victim Advocates Should Know to Help Survivors

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This webinar is designed to help state and local domestic violence advocates learn more about the EITC and other tax credits, and why free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation sites are an important community resource for survivors. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the federal government's largest program benefiting low-wage working families, but the IRS estimates that 20 to 25 percent of qualifying taxpayers miss out on thousands of dollars every year because they fail to claim it. This webinar is designed to help state and local domestic violence advocates learn more about the EITC and other tax credits, and why free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation sites are an important community resource for survivors.
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January 2012

Federal Housing Resource Guide

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This manual lays out federal housing programs including programs for the elderly and section 8 housing.
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July 2011

ARRA: Extending the Unemployment Insurance Safety Net to Victims of Domestic Violence

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This document explains the provisions in the federal stimulus legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), that provide monetary incentives for states to allow access to unemployment insurance for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who leave jobs due to the violence or are fired because of the violence.
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February 2011

AFI Guidance on Tax Refunds and Public Benefits

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Letter to AFI grantees explaining the impact of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-312.
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February 2011

HUD Memo: Housing Discrimination Against Domestic Violence Victims

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This memo from HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity provides guidance to HUD staff on assessing claims by domestic violence victims of housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.
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January 2011

Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-based Visa Fact Sheet

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This website provides information about domestic violence and legal rights of immigrant women married to a US citizen. It suggests that immigrant women call the police if they or their children are in danger. The website also includes information about services available to immigrant survivors. The second part of this website gives information about immigration options for survivors.