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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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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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March 2014

Public Benefits Toolkit

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This toolkit provides advocates with an overview of services and benefits available at both the federal and local levels for immigrant survivors of sexual and domestic violence. It also gives the eligibility requirements for receiving certain benefits and offers suggestions for best practices in working with immigrant survivors.
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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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January 2014

Public Benefits Flow Charts: VAWA Self‐Petition and Cancellation, U-Visas, T-Visas, and SIJS

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The public benefits flow charts pertain to VAWA self-petition and cancellation, U-Visas, T-Visas, and Special Juvenile Immigrant Status (SIJS).
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July 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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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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  • Training Tools
April 2013

Yes We Can! Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors

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This webinar from the Office on Violence Against Women, NIWAP, Legal Momentum, and CALCASA covers public benefits that are available to immigrant survivors of violence.
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February 2013

Changes in TANF Work Requirements Could Make Them More Effective in Promoting Employment

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This report examines several options Congress could take to provide states with more flexibility while strengthening the TANF work provisions and making them more effective. Detailed background on the TANF work participation rate is also provided.
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January 2013

Rights and Options for Battered Immigrant, Migrant, and Refugee Women

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This brochure provides a broad overview of the legal rights of immigrant victims of domestic violence.
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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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September 2012

Guidance for AFI Grantees Concerning Treatment of Refundable Tax Credits

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This update provides tips for AFI grantees on the effect of the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, American Opportunity Credit, and the Making Work Pay Credit on eligibility for participating in an AFI-funded IDA project and depositing the credits as IDA savings.
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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.