The Tribe will distribute $700 on August 5th and $700 on December 9th.
Tribal members will be allowed to keep the entire distribution released on August 5th.
For the December 9th distribution, the Council determined that the Tribe may withhold up to 75% of the per capita from tribal members who have judgments against them for unpaid housing payments, court fines, child support, civil restitution, ditch dues or incarceration bills.
The Council, however, did not establish a method to determine how to prioritize the satisfaction of unpaid judgments. So, if a person owes ditch dues, child support and a court fine, it is unclear which judgment will get priority for payment.
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By Christopher Abeita