San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
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            FUNERAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION PACKET

            SAN JUAN SOUTHERN PAIUTE TRIBE

            FUNERAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION PACKET

            Approved by Tribal Council Resolution No. 2019-03 dated January 19, 2018

            SAN JUAN SOUTHERN PAIUTE TRIBE

            P.O. Box 2950

            50 S. Main Street, Suite 102 Tuba City, AZ 86045

            (928) 212-9794 ~   (928) 233-8948 fax

            www.sanjuanpaiute-nsn.gov

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            IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ


            The Funeral Assistance Program of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe is governed by the requirements of Title 8, Chapters 1 and 5 of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe Law & Order Code (Code). A copy of Title 8 of the Code can be reviewed on the Tribe’s website at www.sanjuanpaiute-nsn.gov or can be obtained upon request to the Tribal Administration Office.


            The Funeral Assistance Program provides various types of funeral assistance for deceased Tribal Members where a complete Funeral Assistance Program Application (Application) is submitted and the established criteria for the Program are met in accordance with the Tribal Law & Order Code and the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe Funeral Assistance Program Handbook (Handbook). This Funeral Assistance Application Packet is part of the Handbook. A complete copy of the Handbook can be obtained upon request to the Tribal Administration Office. Please note that the Code, the Handbook and this Application Packet may be updated from time to time. Prior to making an Application for Funeral Assistance, you should make sure that you are using the current version of the Code, Handbook and Application Packet.


            The Funeral Assistance Program is funded each year as part of the overall Tribal Budget and funding is limited from year to year. The review of your Application will be categorized by the type of Funeral Assistance you are requesting (e.g. burial assistance, transportation assistance, etc.). The type of assistance offered by the Tribe to provide funeral assistance for Tribal Members, if any, may not necessarily be the type of assistance initially requested by the Applicant.


            Funeral Assistance may be denied if:

            • The deceased does not meet the qualification for assistance because he or she is not a Tribal Member;
            • Sufficient funds are not available in the Program Budget or providing the requested assistance would result in the expenditure of a significant amount of the Program Budget that would prevent the Tribe from fulfilling a sufficient number of other Tribal Member requests for Funeral Assistance;
            • A more efficient and reasonable means of achieving adequate Assistance is available;
            • Achieving the requested Assistance is impractical or unlawful;
            • The Tribe lacks the necessary resources to provide the requested Funeral Assistance in a safe and adequate manner; or
            • For any other non-discriminatory reason.


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            TRIBAL LAW & ORDER CODE TITLE 8, CHAPTER 1, SECTION 307 APPEALS AND REMEDIES


            § 307 Appeals and Remedies.

            1. Right to Appeal. Any Applicant who has submitted an Application shall have the right to appeal to the Tribal Court of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, provided that the Tribal Court shall only have jurisdiction to address appeals alleging that the Constitution and/or the Law & Order Code has been violated.
            2. Where to File the Appeal. All appeals shall be filed with the Tribal Court pursuant to the appeal procedure established in Title 5 of the Law & Order Code.
            1. When to File Appeal. All initial appeals pursuant to this Article shall be filed within 30 days of the receipt of a notice informing the Applicant that their Application for assistance under a Tribal Program pursuant to this Title has been rejected or within 30 days of an alleged violation of the Tribal Constitution and/or the Law & Order Code.


            1. Remedies. With regard to appeals made pursuant to this Section, the Tribal Court shall have the jurisdiction to order compliance with the Tribal Constitution and/or Law & Order Code. Decisions of the Tribal Administration or Tribal Council shall only be set aside if arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law.

            [Legislative History: Enacted by Resolution No. 2018-72, 10/5/2018]


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            NOTICE:

            INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE  PROCESSED


            If you do not submit a complete application:


            1. A Notice will be mailed to you that informs you that your application is incomplete and it will request that you submit the items needed to complete the application.


            1. If you do not provide a response within 30 days from the date of the Notice, any forms and/or photocopied information will be shredded. Any original documents will be mailed back to you at the last address provided on the application.


            1. If your application is closed for failure to timely submit the requested documentation, you will be required to submit a new application with all the appropriate documentation in order to reapply for Assistance.

            ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAIL OR HAND-DELIVERED TO:

            San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe  ATTN: Funeral Assistance Application

            P.O. Box 2950 (mailing)

            50 South Main Street, Suite 102 (street address) Tuba City, Arizona 86045

            You are responsible for ensuring that your application documents are delivered to the Tribe. It is recommended that if you are mailing your documents that you send them by

            Certified Mail – Return Receipt Requested or by Federal Express.


            TO TRACK THE PROGRESS OF YOUR APPLICATION, CONTACT THE TRIBE AS FOLLOWS:

            Mail: San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe ATTN: Tribal Administrator PO Box 2950 (mailing address)

            50 South Main Street, Suite 102 (street address) Tuba City, Arizona 86045

            Phone: 928-212-9794

            Fax: 928-233-8948

            Email: j.conovaloff@sanjuanpaiute-nsn.gov


            Updated: 29 Apr 2019 07:59 AM
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