The start date is presumed to be in 1950. But the Header data often has ", 1950" even when it is not on the form. Are we to add ", 1950" when it is not there?
And do we put the dates as written (4-4; April 4; or 4/4)?
@E Linda Rafats, yes, please add the ,1950 if the computer didn't pick it up. I believe that it is always there, but it may not be highlighted in the field. I may be incorrect, as I haven't run across that date not being there. If it isn't on the form in that "field", then don't add it. We put what we see that is in that field. I hope that answered your question.
@marybeth1 , There are no specific instructions for this. Generally just correct it to what it looks like on the image, they don't need to be standardized to anything specific.
I hope I was able to address your concerns. Thanks for reaching out.
Based on the answer "Generally just correct it to what it looks like on the image", I would think to write "La" if Louisiana was abbreviated as "La" in the first field of the header, but to be consistent, I would want to write it out completely as "Louisiana". Which is recommended?
@Schex9, when working on the Header and the first field, which is "a. State" states to Verify the state was spelled correctly as recorded in box a. Do not expand abbreviations. If the box was empty, skip this field.
So according to the Field Helps, So if there is an abbreviation, then keep the abbreviation and do not expand it. When it says to verify the state was spelled correctly as recorded in box a, if there is an abbreviation, but say the abbreviation should be La, but the computer recorded it as maybe "Ta," we would know to correct that abbreviation to be La. You can capitalize the "a" if you would like, but it isn't necessary.
I hope that this has helped your understanding.