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Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence does not just occur in the home but may impact you at work, too. An abuser may try and contact you at work, or on the way to or from work. They may keep you from going to work on time, or try and contact your co-workers, causing safety concerns at work or impacting your job performance. 

Normally, if you quit your job for personal reasons, you are disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits. But the law protects victims/survivors of domestic violence. If you had to quit your job, or were fired, because of domestic or sexual violence you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. Learn more below.