I worked for 9 years at a company where I was laid off, I have a social which I used to get employed and had it through my J1 visa. Now I have a pending Vawa case was told that I could file for unemployment. But they sent me a list of documents which were needed and the only document I had was a vawa form (special immigrant form I-360. I am wondering what consequences this will bring for they the unemployment told me to continue filing until I get the green card and they will see if the money will be payable. Please I need to know if this is the right way to handle the situation. Thank You.
Should not affect your pending case. However, I wanted you to know that if your spouse is a USC (or ex-spouse was a USC at the time of your marriage), you are eligible to apply for work permit under your pending I-360 (you should submit form I-765 to claim it). This rule doesn't hold for LPR spouse or ex-spouse.
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