An Affidavit of Unemployment is a sworn oath that the circumstances surrounding a period of no employment are true. When filing an Affidavit of Unemployment with the court, the document must be notarized by a notary public.
When a debtor files for bankruptcy, the last two months pay stubs must be filed with the bankruptcy court. If the debtor has not worked in the prior two months, an Affidavit of Unemployment must be filed with the bankruptcy court stating that the debtor is currently unemployed.
Sometimes when applying for financial aid, schools will request an Affidavit of Unemployment if the student or the student’s parents is unemployed. Schools make special adjustments to students whose families experience certain types of special need during the course of the academic year.
The following needs to be documented on the Affidavit of Unemployment:
• Social Security Number
• Confirmation of unemployment
Once the Unemployment Affidavit has been completed, the document must be signed and notarized in front of a notary. The Affidavit of Unemployment then must be filed with the court, especially in bankruptcy litigation.