I need some help on which to indicate on my sons FAFSA application for parents. I was laid off 4 mos. ago which qualifies me for dislocated worker and our family has been eligible and receiveing Federal Means Tested Benefits (Free School Lunches for my kids for past 4 years)BUT FAFSA application will NOT allow me to select both of these. If I say YES to dislocated worker, it freezes out Federal Means tested benefits program Free Lunch Program selection and I cannot indicate that we are receiving this. If I select No or I DONT KNOW for Dislocated Worker, it does allow me to also select Federal Means tested benefits program Free Lunch Program But then I am worried this is not as important (helpful in qualifing for Aid) as Dislocated Worker.
If I have to choice which to mark on FAFSA, Is it better to select Dislocated Worker or Federal Means tested benefits program Free Lunch Program??
Which of these programs allows 0 EFC or Simplified Needs Test ?? Which requires more verification work? After I was laid off, I helped my friend out in December 2011with her business deliveries for 2 weeks and she paid me with a payroll check with taxes taken out but that was just over holiday 2 weeks but I am worried this will look like job after lay off so I am thinking that less verification problems with the Federal Means tested benefits program Free Lunch Program since we have been receiving this for 4 years BUT DOES THIS ALLOW US THE SAME AID QUALIFICATION benefits as Dislocated worker.
PLEASE HELP WHICH SHOULD WE MARK ON FAFSA??
Thank you very much for your help with this.