25 CFR 700.335 - Grouping and granting of applications for life estate leases.

§ 700.335 Grouping and granting of applications for life estate leases.
Upon receipt of applications filed pursuant to this section, the Commission shall group and award life estate leases in the following manner:
(a) Applicants who are determined to be at least 50% (fifty percent) disabled as certified by a physician approved by the Commission. Such applicants shall be ranked in the order of the severity of their disability.
(b) Applicants who are not at least 50% (fifty percent) disabled shall be ranked in order of their age with the oldest listed first and the youngest listed last; provided that, if any applicant physically resides in Quarter Quad Numbers 78 NW, 77NE, 55SW, or 54 SE, as designated on the Quarter Quad Maps of the Former Joint Use Area prepared by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Field Administrative Office, such applicant shall be given priority over another applicant of equal age.
(c) Applicants who did not, as of December 22, 1974, and continuously thereafter, maintain a separate place of abode and actually remain domiciled on Hopi Partitioned Lands, and who, but for this subsection would be required to relocate, shall be rejected by the Commission.
(d) Applicants who were not at least forty-nine (49) years of age on December 22, 1974, or are not at least 50% (fifty percent) disabled shall also be rejected by the Commission.
(e) The Commission shall award life estate leases to not more than one hundred and twenty (120) Navajo applicants with first priority being given to applicants listed pursuant to § 700.335(a) and the next priority being given to applicants listed pursuant to § 700.335(b), in order of such listing.
(f) The Commission shall award life estate leases to not more than ten (10) Hopi applicants with first priority being given to applicants listed pursuant to § 700.335(a) and the next priority being given to applicants listed pursuant to § 700.335(b) in order of such listing except that the portion of § 700.335(b) concerning residency in Quarter Quad Numbers 78 NW, 77NE, 77NW, 55 SW, 54SE, etc., shall not apply to Hopi applicants.

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