You may be eligible for a dependency allowance of $15 weekly for each child (including step-child or child for whom you act as guardian) for whom you are the whole or main support, and who falls into one of the following categories:
- Under 18 years of age.
- Under 21 years of age and a full-time student
- A mentally or physically handicapped child of any age.
Either the mother or father of a child may collect the dependency allowance. However, if both parents receive benefits for the same week, only one may receive an allowance for the child.
You may be eligible for a dependency allowance of $15 for your spouse if, at the beginning of your benefit year, your spouse is unemployed, lives in the same household with you, and:
- Has not worked during the past three months; or
- Is pregnant; or
- Has a mental or physical disability expected to last for a long or indefinite time? Total dependency allowance cannot be paid for more than five dependents ($75).