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What types of documentation are acceptable to verify eligibility for VESSA leave?

Employees may use any of the following forms of documentation when applying for VESSA leave:

  • A sworn statement of the employee (completion of the VESSA application with the employee’s signature satisfies this requirement); and,
  • Documentation from the employee, agent, or volunteer of a victim services organization, an attorney, a member of the clergy, or a medical or other professional from whom the employee or the employee’s family or household member has sought assistance in apressing domestic or sexual violence and the effects of the violence; or
  • A police or court record; or
  • Other corroborating evidence.