In most states, an amount may be added to your unemployment benefits based on the dependents you are supporting. The reason for this is because some unemployment benefits claimants incur added expenses, including food and rent.

A dependent is a child who is the prime responsibility of the individual, considered as a family member, dependent financially on the person, not a child who received payments under section 363 of the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989and not a child receiving Orphans or Unsupported Childs Benefit. An unemployed spouse is also known as a dependent.

Children under the custody of the Chief Executive but have been returned to the care of their parents could be considered as dependents. In some cases, a child who lives away from home is still considered as a dependent. Being unemployed is stressful enough without the added burden of a dependent who rely on you. When you apply for dependency benefit, you may e asked to submit documents in order to support your claim.

The definition of you state about dependency determines your qualification. Usually, only a spouse or a child below the age of 25 is considered as dependent and you should be the main provider for them.

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