A Marital Status Requirements
 
(10/01/11 - 12/31/11)
Determine and verify the marital status, of each participant, when applicable.
 
Married participants are financially responsible for each other. Their income and resources are used in the eligibility determination.
 
Hopi tribal members may be considered legally married when they have participated in a Hopi traditional wedding ceremony.
 
Participants may state they have a common law marriage and may meet legally married requirements. Consider the participant's statement and the state where they lived when determining whether or not they are legally married. (See Common Law States(g) for a list of these states)
 
When participants are considered legally married, complete the following:
 
Key SP in the REL field on SEPA
Key the position numbers of the PI and SP on SEPA
Key MA in the MAR STA field on MAST