A claimant is the person who is providing evidence of the establishment of permanent legal residence in Florida.
For independent students*, the claimant is the student. Documentation substantiating independent status will be required. (Please see the Proving Financial Independence Section )
For dependent students*, the claimant can be the student's parent, legal guardian (as appointed by the court, court decree required), a spouse (marriage certificate required), or in rare cases, and adult relative. ( Please see "Special Categories" section for more information)
*A dependent student is presumed to be a legal resident of the same state as their parent(s).