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Unemployment Compensation


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Providing unemployment compensation is both pragmatic and a matter of principle: A military family moves to fulfill military requirements and spouses should not be penalized by states for \"voluntary\" leaving employment.


Unemployment compensation is important to military families, who cannot afford to lose income during a military move. Military spouses report that they frequently lose significant family income when moving from state to state.


Frequent moves substantially impact the income of our Service families.

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