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Legal Information: District of Columbia

Statutes: District of Columbia

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Updated: 
July 13, 2021

§ 51-132. Supporting evidence required to support payment of benefits due to domestic violence.

A claimant may be eligible to receive benefits for separation from employment due to domestic violence provided that one of the following is submitted to support the claim of domestic violence:

(1) A police report or record;

(2) A governmental agency or court record, such as a court order, a Petition for a Civil Protection Order, or a record or report from Child Services; or

(3) A written statement, which affirms that the claimant has sought assistance for domestic violence from the signatory, from a:

(i) Shelter official;

(ii) Social worker;

(iii) Counselor;

(iv) Therapist;

(v) Attorney;

(vi) Medical doctor; or

(vii) Cleric.