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What is the purpose of screening for dependents?
Is to eliminate from consideration those who cannot balance the demands of family and service.
What are the four definitions of a dependent for enlistment purposes?
The four definitions of a dependent are:

a. A spouse, to include a common law spouse if the state recognizes such.

b. Any natural child (legitimate or illegitimate) or child adopted by the applicant, if the child is under 18 years of age and unmarried, regardless of whether or not the applicant has custody of the child.

c. A stepchild of the applicant who resides with the applicant ,if the stepchild is under 18 years of age.

d. Any parent or other persons who is/are, in fact, dependent on the applicant for more than one-half of their support.
What does the term "Natural Child" mean for Male Applicants?
For male applicants, the term "natural child" includes any illegitimate child when: the applicant claims the child his, or the applicant's name is listed on the birth certificate as the father, or a court order establishes paternity, or if a female alleges paternity, but no formal proof exists.
The seven dependent categories that require a waiver for enlistment are:
a. Married applicants who have minor dependents.

b. Unmarried or divorced applicants who have been awarded joint legal custody and/or visitation
rights.

c. Legally separated applicants who have minor dependents but do not have custody to their dependents.

d. Divorced applicants who have relinquished custody of their dependent's to the other parent in a court ordered arrangement and are not required to provide child support.

e. Divorced applicants who have relinquished custody of their dependent's to the other parent and pay child support.

f. Unmarried applicants who are the parent of an illegitimate child and who neither have custody of their child nor are required to provide "child support."

g. Applicants who have a non-minor dependent, in addition to or other than a spouse.
The three dependent categories that are not eligible for enlistment in the Marine Corps are:
a. Unmarried, legally separated, or divorced applicants who have sole physical custody of any minor dependent. Single Parents

b. Unmarried or divorced applicants who have relinquished custody of a dependent children in any arrangement other than as authorized by a court order.

c. Applicants who are in the midst of divorce proceedings, unless legally separated are not eligible until their situation is resolved.
The dependency restrictions for prior service applicants eligible for appointment to Private, Private First Class and Lance Corporal upon enlistment is:
The dependency restrictions for prior service applicants

one dependent which must be a spouse.
The dependency restrictions for prior service applicants eligible for appointment to Corporal upon enlistment are:
The dependency restrictions for prior service applicants


TWO dependents of which ONE must be a spouse.
The dependency restrictions for prior service applicants eligible for appointment to Sergeant or above ...
The dependency restrictions for prior service applicants

is no restrictions.
The three actions required by a recruiter when interviewing an applicant with dependent's are:
a. Determine if the applicant is handling present personal and financial affairs in a mature, competent, and responsible manner.

b. Determine if the applicant can meet current and expected financial obligations with service pay.

c. Counsel the applicant concerning potential problems that may be experienced at the onset of enlistment, relating to financial matters and the assignment to possible dependent restricted tours.
The two forms used for applicants with dependents are ______ the and the _________ .
statement of understanding ,

enlistee financial statement
The purpose of the statement of understanding for an applicant with dependents is to:
1) Explain the limits on entitlements, transportation, and the shipment of household effects at government expense.

2) Explain the limits of family housing and the likelihood of overseas and unaccompanied assignments.
The purpose of the Enlistee Financial Statement is to:
Determine if married applicants and applicants who indicate they have someone either niny or partially dependent upon tnem tor financial support, can meet current and expected financial responsibilities with service pay, by providing a honest breakdown of their monthly expenditures.
The documents required to enlist an applicant with dependents
a. Marriage Certificate (original or certified copy).

b. Divorce or Separation papers (original or certified copy).

c. Birth Certificates, spouse, children, dependent's SSN Cards.

d. All court orders (original or certified copy).

e. Adoption papers (original or certified copy).

f. Affidavits attesting that requirements of state law have been met (For common law spouse).

g. Notarized child dependency affidavits showing that the applicant provides not less than 30 percent of the child's support.

h. Affidavits establishing dependency for parents or relatives.

i. Notarized statement by spouse attesting prior marital status i.e., (number of times married, dates of divorce, and copy of each divorce decree).