Dependent Tuition Grant Application
Page 2 of 2
Eligible Dependent: Eligible dependents are specified in statutes, primarily § 24-50-603(5), C.R.S., as modified
or further defined by other state statutes (e.g., Title 10) or federal regulations (e.g., Affordable Care Act [ACA],
IRC on taxable income).
A. Current Spouse, including Common Law Spouse and Domestic Partnership
1. Spouse means a spouse as recognized under federal tax law.
2. Common Law Spouse means an adult,
a. Who is at least 18 years of age; and
b. With whom the Employee cohabitates; and
c. Who represent themselves to the community as married to each other; and
d. There is no legal impediment to the marriage.
B. A child include:
a. a biological or natural child;
b. a legally adopted child;
c. a child legally placed for adoption or foster care;
d. a step child as long as the employee and natural parent are married;
e. a child of a partner in a civil union as long as the employee and parent are in a committed
f. a child for whom the employee has a court order granting legal custody or parental
responsibility that specifies the employee is responsible for providing health insurance
Acceptable Dependent Verification Documents
DEPENDENT Required documents
Registered marriage certificate
Domestic Partnership Affidavit
AND a document dated within the last 60 days
showing current relationship status, such as a joint
household bill or joint bank/credit account, etc.
The documents must be dated and list your
partner’s name at your mailing address.
A copy of the child’s birth certificate or adoption
certificate, naming you or your spouse/Civil
Union Partner as the child’s parent;
OR appropriate custody or allocation of parental
responsibility naming you or your spouse or Civil
Union Partner as the responsible party to
provide insurance for the child.